|The Tulsa area could meet the company’s requirements for developing and operating a profitable plant that will transform natural gas into liquid transportation fuels.|
Santa Barbara, CA - June 18, 2013 - Carbon Sciences, Inc. (CABN), provider of a complete solution for transforming abundant and affordable natural gas into clean burning gasoline and other transportation fuels, today announced that it is focusing on Oklahoma as the location of its first gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant. A preliminary study by the company’s management indicates that the Tulsa area could meets the company’s requirements for developing and operating a profitable plant.
“We are very impressed by the business opportunity we find in Oklahoma, said Bill Beifuss, CEO of Carbon Sciences. “Natural gas is abundant in this part of the country and Oklahoma and the Tulsa area are centrally located and very business friendly. Also, Tulsa offers a well-trained and experienced oil & gas workforce and one of our key technology providers is located in the area. We need approximately 15 acres for a GTL plant and are currently evaluating several sites in the greater Tulsa area.”
Carbon Sciences previously announced its plan to build a miniGTL plant, designed in a modular nature, which will allow the matching of the equipment to the quantity of natural gas, as well as allow for portability if gas flow declines over time. The company estimates that a miniGTL plant producing approximately 1,000 barrels per day of transportation fuel can be contained in as few as 60 modules. A modular design enables rail car or truck transportation and installation to remote sites with limited infrastructure. Modular construction additionally will allow the company to manufacture in low cost production centers and then transport the modules to the gas field, resulting in a substantial cost savings over on-site construction.
Unlike large scale GTL plants, such as those developed by Royal Dutch Shell and Sasol that require large gas fields, a miniGTL plant in the 1,000 to 2,000 barrel per day range can be built to monetize small to medium size fields, which account for nearly 40% of gas fields in the world.
About Carbon Sciences, Inc.
Carbon Sciences offers a complete solution for transforming an abundant and affordable supply of natural gas into clean burning gasoline and other transportation fuels. While large producers, such as Shell and Sasol, have built and operate world scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants for large natural gas fields, our solution is engineered to cost effectively produce transportation fuels from the thousands of available small and medium size natural gas fields. Our first generation miniGTL solution integrates best of breed and proven technologies. We are also developing a proprietary technology to enable a second-generation GTL solution that will produce even cleaner gasoline by using captured CO2 or low value, high CO2 content natural gas as part of the process. Our technology can also be used to transform natural gas into other valuable, large volume products, such as hydrogen, methanol, ammonia , solvents and plastics.
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