The REG proprietary Fischer-Tropsch gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology was developed by our Synthetic Fuels Division and has the capability to convert syngas into ultra-clean, environmentally friendly fuels and chemicals. The technology is supported by 61 patents and has been fully demonstrated at the former 70 barrel per day Catoosa Demonstration Facility (CDF) which was the first fully integrated GTL plant in North America. Fuels produced at the CDF have been extensively tested ranging from laboratory combustion test stands to fleet tests and earth moving equipment in Alaska’s Denali National Park. Due to its superior combustion properties over traditional petroleum based jet fuels, the U.S. Air Force conducted a variety of field tests produced from the plant culminating in its successful B-52 Flying Fortress demonstration in September of 2006.
The REG technology aims to realize the advantages of building a plant on a smaller footprint than traditional GTL technologies, thus enabling reduced capital expenditures and economic development of lower cost stranded natural gas.