The Project

Liquid out of the reactor

The smartest artificial enzyme

Our inventive catalyst outperforms

natural counterparts for catalytic power

Our invention was made to live up to the industry's century-old dream to convert gas to liquid, directly

in a single step under ambient conditions

Hacking nature:  Because our invention is based on nature’s own technology, it is claimed to be tested & perfected in 3 billion years!

Gas into the reactor

From gas to value-added liquids: Slide images below to see how Thrunnel technology provides a direct path from gas to value-added liquid to overcome the highly expensive detour, which the industry has been forced to take for lack of a practical direct route.

Current multi-step indirect, capital intensive
Syngas-based value added liquid production.
Thrunnel’s technology allows to cut 60-75% of capital intensity and cost structure associated with converting gas to value added liquids by going directly from gas to methanol under ambient conditions without the need to first produce Syngas under extreme temperature and pressure. All Syngas-based industrial chemicals, olefins, and fuels can also be produced from methanol in more efficient ways.

From gas to non-value-added liquid: For non-value-added conversion of gas to liquid, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is the only available option, where liquefaction of natural gas is done under expensive Ultra-Low Temperature (-162 oC) and controlled pressure.

The main reason for converting gas to LNG is to make it shippable, which is, otherwise, transported by pipeline, but that can be expensive and impractical over long distances, and doesn’t work if the gas is in a remote or hard to reach area. LNG process does not create any value-addition, because LNG will be re-gasified (i.e. converted back to gas) in the receiving terminal.

The process of LNG demands massive infrastructure, in both the exporting and receiving terminals, where liquefaction plants typically take 10 years to develop from concept to production, including 4 years for site construction and the cost is typically amortized over 20 years. So, for LNG plant to be economical, the natural gas field must be large enough to produce sufficient natural gas resource to ship for at least 20 years.  So, small and medium size fields, with abundant energy resources, would remain stranded without economically viable paths to market.

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