You are here

Rosneft pilots Fischer Tropsch gas-to-liquids catalysts at Angarsk plant

18th July 2014

First pilot batches of Fischer Tropsch synthesis catalysts have been produced at the Angarsk catalyst and organic synthesis plant

Rosneft pilots Fischer Tropsch gas-to-liquids catalysts at Angarsk plant
The implementation of FT synthesis catalysts has been performed as part of Rosneft’s innovation programme

The Angarsk plant is the first Russian enterprise capable of producing these catalysts on a commercial scale.

The implementation of FT synthesis catalysts has been performed as part of Rosneft’s innovation programme development by scientists of RN-RDC corporate scientific center, a resident of Skolkovo foundation.

The catalysts produced provide natural and oil-dissolved gas to be processed into synthetic hydrocarbons. They were tested in laboratory and have already proved its high performance properties.

Possessing commercial technologies of high-performance technologies of FT synthesis catalysts production enables Rosneft to finish the project on creating the first GTL (gas-to-liquids) pilot plant equipment in Russia, which is scheduled to put into operation as the Novokuybyshevsky Plant site in 2018.

The results of the test will form a base for construction of plant equipment aimed at natural oil-dissolved gas processing into synthetic oil and components of synthetic fuels, including aviation fuel.

Related topics: 

Russia

The latest oil and gas industry news from Russia

Got a news tip? Email news@oilandgastechnology.net