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Convert Gas to Liquids in a Single Step

The GasTechno® process is a non-catalytic gas-to-liquids technology that converts methane to methanol in one step. Developed by alternative energy company Gas Technologies LLC, GasTechno® is an economic gas conversion platform for small scale producers.

The GasTechno® process is designed to monetize small scale sources of stranded gas from 50 thousand standard cubic feet per day (mscfd) to 30 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd); a niche market representing 80% of the global stranded and flared gas market.

Because GasTechno is catalyst-free, it can process a wide range of off-spec feed gases without costly pre-treatment. In almost all cases, from gas produced at biodigesters and landfills to associated gas flared at oil wells, the process accepts methane feedstock "as is."

GasTechno® Features

.: Small Scale Solution
GasTechnoplants are scalable and transportable with the ability to profitably operate at small volumes, allowing even modest point sources to meet carbon reduction goals.

.: Affordable
GasTechno plants are up to 70% lower in capital costs than traditional methanol plants at commercial scales. Operating costs are also reduced by an estimated 20% or more.

.: Natural Gas Applications
The process economically converts stranded or flared gas from remote and/or small scale locations, coal seam and coal bed methane.

.: Biogas and Landfill Gas Applications
The process is well suited to processing off-spec gases resulting from agricultural waste, municipal waste, algal biomass and other renewable sources.

.: Configurable
Add-on processing modules that convert methanol to DME, gasoline, fertilizers or electricity can be engineered into the same commercial plant. Since methanol is so versatile and our CAPEX is unmatched, GasTechno plants can be configured to optimize the economics of the most demanding applications. Send us an inquiry.

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WatchGasTechno® - World's First Proven Mini-GTL Plant [April 2014]
WatchGasTechno® - Field Demonstration Produces Methanol [Feb 2011]
Watch GasTechno® - Liquid Sample Test [Dec 2010]

NEWS: GasTechno Engages DNV GL for Technology Qualification Study

Walloon Lake, MI., December 12, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) – Gas Technologies LLC, the global leader in small-scale, affordable gas-to-liquids ("GTL") conversion technology, says it has engaged DNV GL to complete a Technology Qualification study of its patented GasTechno® Mini-GTL® process. The small-scale GasTechno® Mini-GTL® unit is ideal for capturing and converting stranded or associated gas from upstream oil and gas fields to high value liquids including methanol. Our Methanol In A Box® Mini-GTL® unit fits within an industry standard 40 foot shipping container which is ideal for remote field applications.

"When we shared our plans with DNV GL on developing a single step methanol process to reduce gas flaring, they recommended the Technology Qualification study as the first step in a potential long-term relationship of utilizing their services. We got excited and committed." says Walter Breidenstein, Gas Technologies CEO.

"We welcome the opportunity to work together with Gas Technologies, whose technology aligns with our own vision to have a global impact for a safe and sustainable future," said Per Sollie, Project Manager for DNV GL. "The industry is wasting vast amounts of natural gas by flaring or directly venting it into the atmosphere every year. We believe that the Gas Technologies Mini-GTL® conversion technology may be one way to implement small scale gas-to-liquids processing in a feasible, safe and cost-efficient manner, ensuring long term efficiency in hydrocarbon utilization and reducing environmental impact and risk."

Gas Technologies engaged DNV GL on October 7, 2014 to complete the "Technology Qualification of GasTechno Mini-GTL Process for Onshore & Offshore Applications" study over a six to eight-week period following their recommended practice (DNV-RP-A203). DNV GL has been evaluating various mini- and small-scale GTL and methanol technologies during 2014 and reached out to Gas Technologies to include the technology in a study that is underway by their Loughborough office.

"After we started our first pilot plant in my garage in October 2010, I realized the incredible potential that an elegant, single-step methanol process had to reduce gas flaring worldwide," Gas Technologies CEO Breidenstein said. "The second demo plant we built was in 2013 and we operated it on an actual flared gas location in Michigan that gave us the field operational data needed to design for commercialization in 2015." says Walter Breidenstein, Gas Technologies CEO.

GasTechno Portable Mini-GTL on location"I think what we have done since the construction of our Mobile Trailer unit three years ago is deserving of sincere recognition," said Breidenstein. "Our amazing staff, patient Early Adopter customers and shareholders, loyal Board of Advisors and all the committed consultants, lawyers, sub-contractors and industry supporters deserve credit. Without them it would not have been possible to overcome the challenges and stay focused on the objective of providing a breakthrough solution to our customers and the market. To them I want to personally say thank you from my heart!"

In 2013, Gas Technologies successfully financed, designed, built, installed and operated a 4 barrel per day GasTechno® Mini-GTL® unit in the field that successfully converted 1,400 Btu associated gas at a flow rate of up to 40,000 cubic feet per day. Additionally, in July of 2013, Ocean Tomo published a No. 1 ranking for the company's intellectual property portfolio. Ocean Tomo, an industry analyst and IP investment firm, ranked Gas Technologies 2012 patent portfolio as No. 1 in Michigan compared with the top 100 companies and universities who also received US approved patents, a group that included the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Dow Chemical, GE Aviation, General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and ninety-four (94) other institutions and companies.

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