Primus Green Energy has achieved a milestone by producing 100-octane gas and methanol from methane and other hydrocarbon gases at its commercial demonstration plant in New Jersey. According to the company, the feat was achieved due to a “breakthrough” improvement to its STG+ technology that enables its plant to produce high-octane gasoline in addition to RBOB gasoline and methanol.The resultant fuel contains zero sulfur, zero benzene, zero lead gasoline. Primus says as such, their fuel could qualify for European Union (EU) and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) requirements. I addition, the gas has the potential to meet U.S. fuel needs including 100LL aviation gasoline (avgas) market totaling 150-200 million gpa in the the U.S. alone.
“This breakthrough in our proprietary technology directly addresses the demand from our customers in Europe and the CIS – markets that require high-octane gasoline,” said Sam Golan, CEO of Primus Green Energy. “This accomplishment demonstrates the advantages of Primus’ technology team and business model, which focus on the continual improvement of our technology and the development of new products to meet customers’ needs.”
Primus’ STG+™ technology can transform a number of natural gas feedstocks including wellhead and pipeline gas, dry or wet associated gas, “stranded” ethane, excess syngas from underutilized reformers or mixed natural gas liquids. The company says with its technology, it can save gas from being stranded or flared due to lack of traditional natural gas pipeline infrastructure. Their modular system can be trucked and assembled onsite.