Velocys Completes Reactors for Oklahoma City GTL Project
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Velocys plc, the company at the forefront of smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), is pleased to announce that the manufacture of the full-scale commercial Fischer-Tropsch reactors for ENVIA Energy’s Oklahoma City GTL project is complete. All ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) certifications required for the reactors prior to installation and commissioning of the plant have been issued. All other QA/QC protocols have been fully achieved.
Commercial production of the initial Fischer-Tropsch catalyst charge for the ENVIA plant has also been completed by world class manufacturers and certified by Velocys’ quality control protocols. The catalyst meets all performance criteria for the ENVIA project, with excellent alignment of test results between commercially-produced and laboratory-produced catalysts.
Fabrication of the modular process units is continuing at Ventech in Pasadena, Texas. Mechanical completion of the plant is expected to be in H1 2016.
ENVIA Energy is a Joint Venture between Waste Management, Inc, NRG Energy, Inc, Ventech Engineers International LLC, and Velocys plc, formed in March 2014 to produce renewable fuels and chemicals from biogas and natural gas using GTL. The ENVIA Energy Oklahoma City project will provide a commercial reference plant for the use of Velocys’ technology.
Meanwhile, ENVIA Energy is to be awarded the highly prestigious Vanguard award at Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s 25th Environmental Excellence Awards Celebration on 30th November 2015.
Susan Robertson, CFO and acting CEO of Velocys, said:
“Velocys continues its drive towards our goals, first and foremost being the delivery of our commercial reference plant in Oklahoma City. The completion of the catalyst and reactors is an important milestone, and we and our joint venture partners continue to make solid progress on ENVIA’s project.
“We were also delighted to hear that ENVIA is to receive a well-respected state-level environmental award.”