Santa Barbara, CA - December, 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 actively considering several Texas sites for its first gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant.
“Texas has now become the primary focus for our first GTL plant,” said Trey Smith, the company’s Executive Vice President. “While we are still considering plant sites and sources of natural gas in other parts of the country, evaluating various Texas sites is our highest priority. We are especially attracted to sites that are being offered to us in the Fort Worth and Midland areas.”
According to Kendall Carew, the company’s Vice President of Business Development, “After opening our Fort Worth office in September, we are very pleased with our progress in identifying potential locations and gas suppliers for our first GTL plant, as well as a strong local market for our diesel product. We are continuing to evaluate the various options for securing a source of natural gas and a plant site.“
“We are confident that over the long term natural gas is a more economical feedstock than crude oil to make transportation fuels, continued Mr. Carew. “It is our goal to utilize natural gas as a less expensive and more efficient source for the production of a substantial part of the transportation fuel needed for American vehicles – without the need to change our infrastructure. Using our our vast reserves of natural gas and new technologies, we continue to move closer to America’s goal of achieving energy independence.”
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. Related technology solutions can also transform natural gas into other valuable, large volume products, such as hydrogen, methanol, ammonia, solvents and plastics.
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