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Bit of a multi-disciplinary curve-ball ....do any of your agricultural/chemical/oil

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Bit of a multi-disciplinary curve-ball ....do any of your agricultural/chemical/oil experts know if fisher-tropsch methane to diesel technology can be used in anaerobic digestion plants

There is no reason why it wouldn't work, but it would have to a rather large wastewater treatment plant to produce enough Methane for a viable project.

the EPA has already used the GTL F-T technology to transform coal mine methane to synthetic diesel.

click this link http://www.fischer-tropsch.org/DOE/DOE_reports/6202j/epa_6202j.pdf

 

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Dear XXXXX , thanks - good if old link , can you hazard a guess about the extent of the improvement in the economics for smaller scale plants using newer FT catalysts e.g Oxford Catalyst plc's ( formerly Velocys Inc ) microchannel tech ?

it's hard to say.

most of those small scale plants are already using the methane from the digester's to run local co-generation plants to reduce their commercial power consumption.

it would depend completely on the size of the plant and what, if anything, they are already doing with the methane.

 

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