Paraffinic diesel is part of a new generation of cleaner fuels that have shown to reduce local emissions, improve air quality. As it’s considered a “drop-in” fuel, no modifications to existing engines or infrastructure is necessary. With air quality being subjected to higher standards and aggressive action plans and air quality-related illness becoming a bigger worry for people around the globe, paraffinic diesel is a cost effective method to reduce sulfur (the fuel is sulfur-free), nitrogen oxides, and particulates emissions.
In April 2016, the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) announced that the EN15940 standard for paraffinic diesel fuels, leading to more robust quality and safety assurance.
Paraffinic diesel is also an excellent blend fuel when used in conjunction with typical petro-diesel, allowing for smoother, more balanced integration towards a lower emissions future.
Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) fuels are produced from natural gas using the Fischer-Tropsch process in sites near gas reserves around the world. Companies involved in GTL production include Shell, Petro SA, Sasol, Petronas, Chevron, Mitsubishi, Qatar Petroleum, NNPC, Calumet, and Oxford Catalysts/Velocys.
Biomass-To-Liquids (BTL) uses biomass such as woodchips as feedstock to gasification and the Fischer-Tropsch process. While the technology is less advanced than GTL or HVO, several new BTL plants are being developed, supported by NER300 funding from the EU. BTL needs further investment for development but has the potential to use sustainable biomass resources in Europe.”
$SHM: SynStream Energy Corp is the newest member of 8020 Connect. SynStream is currently engaged in Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) and Biomass-to-Liquids (BTL) development, as well as the acquisition, exploration, development and production of petroleum and natural gas reserves in Western Canada. Visit their Investor Group to join in the conversation.
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