The “Zero Carbon London by 2050” initiative is an ambitious plan to eliminate carbon emissions. Many cities and countries, including Los Angeles and Norway, have set similar goals. Extiel supports local zero emission zones by supplying low carbon hydrogen to fuel buses, trucks, taxis, personal vehicles and material transportation systems. This same hydrogen is a storehouse of ready energy for production of electricity in zero emission power plants, utilizing fuel cells to meet local peak loads. Waste heat recovered from the process can supplement your existing heating infrastructure.
Extiel’s feedstock of abundant natural gas is a clean and sustainable bridge to a low carbon future. Biomass and waste materials can be utilized to replace natural gas in the future. Extiel’s small-scale, modular concept supports decentralized production of hydrogen, heat and finished goods eliminating the need for new and costly infrastructure development.
Making London’s 2050 Zero Carbon ambition possible by 2035
Readily available biodegradable, ultra-low viscosity lubricants to drive tomorrow’s high efficiency engines
The automotive industry is facing a dilemma: Precision manufacturing technology and engineering advancement allows for production of high-performance, ultra-low emission engines; however, these engines require very low viscosity motor oils that cannot be produced from crude feedstocks. Conventional lightweight motor oils provide poor protection, evaporate too easily and don’t provide the required lubricity and low volatility.
Extiel’s advanced lubricant technology resolves this dilemma because our molecules are synthesized from natural gas. Extiel’s base oils meet and exceed the stringent requirements of today’s (and tomorrow’s) engines, providing low viscosity, excellent lubricity, low cold crank, high viscosity index and low volatility.
Our synthesized molecules are very stable and don’t break down under extreme engine temperatures, meaning 15,000 to 20,000-mile oil change intervals are possible. Extiel’s base oil performs better than all conventional crude-derived alternatives and even outperforms PolyAlphaOlefins (PAO) the current gold standard for motor oils.,
When oil is discovered, Associated Petroleum Gas (APG) produced along with the oil is often flared (burned off) locally at the wellhead or stabilization unit. This happens to some extent in nearly all oil producing regions of the world. Flaring is a terrible waste of valuable energy resources and pumps millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere year after year. Extiel’s technology allows this carbon to become part of valuable products, adding to our clients’ supply chain.
Extiel solves the flaring problem by converting APG into high value, easily transportable products at the source of the APG, eliminating the need for expensive infrastructure. Our modular, shop-fabricated facilities can be deployed anywhere in the world, even in infrastructure-poor regions. The demands of both resource owners and government regulators are driving operators to either find solutions to utilize APG or leave the oil and gas in place. In these cases, APG represents a liability to the producer and creates an opportunity for a solution provider like Extiel.
Converting millions of tons of carbon dioxide from gas flaring into useful, environmentally friendly products
Not all chemical plants are alike. Production of chemicals is often associated with noxious emissions and dangerous byproducts affecting the environment. Our manufacturing process is cleaner and has fewer process steps compared to standard crude refining with a fraction of the environmental impact. The only discharges from Extiel plants are mineral-enriched water, water vapor and a comparatively small amount of CO2. No toxic products or byproducts result from Extiel’s operations.
All of Extiel’s products are food-grade, biodegradable and completely safe for human, animal and plant contact. The largest part of carbon entering the process (in the form of methane) is incorporated and sequestered in the final products. Low Carbon Hydrogen, a byproduct of the Extiel GTL process, is exported and can be used as a zero-emission transportation fuel, displacing fossil fuels and further reducing the local carbon footprint.
A performance chemical plant with no noxious emissions
Biodegradable, food grade lubricants, wax, and solvents that perform better than the crude-based products they displace
Starting with clean natural gas, Extiel builds (synthesizes) pure molecules one carbon at a time. The resulting saturated, linear carbon chains are free of impurities and safe for human, animal, plant and environmental contact. These products readily decompose biologically, producing no harmful byproducts. Industrial applications in agriculture and food packaging, for example, utilize “food grade” solvents and lubricants. Food grade wax is used to coat fruits, vegetables and cheese to preserve freshness and extend shelf life.
Our products outperform, on virtually all measures, products created from crude (mineral) feedstocks, providing superior performance that is safe and environmentally friendly. Crude oil contains impurities like bound-sulfur, metals and aromatics including Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene (BTEX). Crude-derived products necessarily contain residuals of these same impurities. Extiel’s natural gas-derived specialty chemicals, on the other hand, are free of these impurities.
When your supply chain stretches across countries, continents and oceans, delivery reliability is challenged. At this time, similar quality products are only available from Qatar, Malaysia and South Africa. With Extiel’s nimble Design, Build, Operate (DBO) model, dedicated output can be placed in strategically advantageous locations to ensure uninterrupted flow of product to your plant. Our modular plant design means incremental capacity can be added quickly in response to increased demand.
Multiple production sites help to ensure a reliable supply of product. Each production facility is comprised of multiple process trains for redundancy and to maximize performance. Unlike large centralized facilities that can suffer outages that affect all production, Extiel’s distributed and decentralized approach ensures consistent availability from multiple trains at multiple locations.