Nacero, the U.S.-based gasoline manufacturer, will build a $3 billion gas-to-gasoline (GTG) plant in Arizona using Haldor Topsoe’s TIGAS technology which was implemented for the first time at the GTG plant in Turkmenistan.
“Nacero has signed agreements with Haldor Topsoe for basic engineering and license for a planned natural-gas-to-gasoline facility in Casa Grande, Arizona, with a capacity of 35,000 barrels-per-day of finished gasoline,” the Denmark-based Haldor Topsoe said in a press release on Thursday.
“In May 2019, the world’s first TIGAS natural gas-to-gasoline plant started production of 15,500 barrels-per-day of gasoline in Turkmenistan,” Topsoe said in the blog. “This is the only large-scale natural gas-to-gasoline plant in the world.”
The Danish company said gasoline from TIGAS is free of sulfur, cost-competitive, and seamlessly replaces traditional gasoline in car engines, adding that the “TIGAS process utilizes large amounts of natural gas, which today is often vented or flared, and converts the gas into a useful product.”
"By making an environmentally superior gasoline from natural gas rather than crude oil, Nacero will enable drivers to keep their cars and help the planet,” the CEO of Nacero Jay McKenna said regarding the construction of the new plant.
Topsoe also noted that Nacero selected TIGAS after careful consideration of competing technologies and added that “a highly influential factor was that the TIGAS technology is industry-proven and backed by a strong commitment from Topsoe.”
“We are proud that Nacero has made TIGAS their technology of choice in their ambitious plan to bring gasoline security and jobs to Arizona,” Executive Vice President of Haldor Topsoe Kim Knudsen said in the statement.
Haldor Topsoe is the only company in the world that developed an end-to-end gas-to-gasoline technology. The company implemented the technology in an industrial scale for the first time at the GTG plant in Turkmenistan.