The GIE GTL system can be implemented anywhere where there are ample supplies of gas for conversion. Natural gas is plentiful in a variety of forms, all business opportunities for GIE, including:
Pipeline and storage facilities – gas in the system
Coalbed – methane produced in the process of coal mining
Flare – gas burned by industry, a major environmental concern
Biomass – gas from waste products
Associated – gas found onshore and offshore when drilling for oil
Coalbed, flare, biomass, and associated gas all represent environmental hazards if leaked or flared into the atmosphere. The GIE GTL solution offers a system to process these gases into incrementally cleaner liquid fuels, water, and thermal energy.
GIE’s Vice President of Operations, Tom Phillips, said that, “Our GTL platform will provide life sustaining elements; clean water, clean burning fuel, and cleanly generated electricity to support underdeveloped communities that have stranded or other gas supplies and can positively impact both people’s lives and our environment.” He added “This is the ideal technology to process coalbed gas, one of our key markets. Plant deployment at coal mine locations,” he said, “will help revitalize coal-country communities here in the United States.”