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 with earthmoving 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.