GTL plant selected for speciality petroleum products facility

A modular gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant incorporating Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology developed by Velocys has been selected by Calumet Specialty Product Partners for use in the expansion of its Karns City, Pennsylvania, facility.

The modular GTL plant, with a nominal capacity of 1,000 barrels per day, will produce very pure paraffinic hydrocarbons, which can be used to manufacture a range of ultra-high quality products, including food-grade waxes, cosmetics and lubricants.

The plant will also include autothermal reformer gasification technology from Haldor Topsøe, and be designed by Ventech Engineers.

The modular GTL plant is expected to start production in the second half of 2014.