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According to the Energy Information Agency of the United States Department of Energy, almost 30 percent of the world’s total delivered energy is used for transportation, the vast majority of which is in the form of crude oil-derived liquid fuels, such as gasoline and diesel. Concerns regarding the sustainability of crude oil, coupled with the tremendous reserves of natural gas and the potential volumes of biomethane (also known as “renewable natural gas”) have sparked an intensive interest in technology that can produce transportation fuels and commodity chemicals from natural gas feedstocks.
The technology under development by GRT converts natural gas to drop in replacement transportation fuels and commodity chemicals.
GRT has developed a highly flexible technology that converts methane and other components of natural gas to hydrocarbon transportation fuels (such as gasoline and middle distillate fuels) and petrochemicals that are indistinguishable from the same products obtained from crude oil. Consequently, the GRT products can serve as a drop-in replacement or blend stock for gasoline or jet fuel and is fully compatible with existing engines and the fuel distribution infrastructure. The process uses bromine to convert the relatively inactive feedstock to an active intermediate. The intermediate is selectively reacted over proprietary catalysts to form the desired products. The bromine used in the process is recovered and reused; GRT has shown that the same basic process can be applied to make a wide variety of high volume chemicals and liquid fuels, including olefins, aromatics, and high octane gasoline components.
Who We Are
Established in 1999, GRT, Inc. is a privately held company focused on the development of proprietary technology through which natural gas and renewable feedstocks can be converted to high value transportation fuels and chemicals. The technology developed by GRT is available for license. The initial concepts that comprise the GRT Technology were jointly invented with the University of California Santa Barbara through a highly successful research collaboration.
Building on that success, GRT has formed strategic partnerships with companies representing the petroleum, chemical, and renewable fuels industries.
GRT has successfully operated the technology at the pilot plant scale and is now working to demonstrate the technology at the multiple barrel per day scale. The successful demonstration of the technology will enable our partners to build and operate commercial facilities under license from GRT.
If you are interested in partnering with GRT and/or licensing the GRT Technology, we invite you to contact us.