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Syngas Catalysts

BASF recognizes the growing need to provide reliable technology solutions based on abundant natural gas. Syngas, produced from natural gas or coal, is a key intermediate in the emerging technologies for gas-to-liquids (GTL), methanol-to-olefins, coal-to-liquids and fuel cells. BASF is dedicated in providing cutting-edge catalytic technologies for the emerging gas economy.

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Why BASF?

BASF has been driving innovation in catalyst research for more than 100 years. Syngas, produced from natural gas or coal, is a key intermediate in the emerging technologies for gas-to-liquids (GTL), methanol-to-olefins and coal-to-liquids. Our catalysts provide solutions for multiple applications and renewable feedstocks such as: Oils & Fats Hydrogenation, Fatty Alcohol & Furfuryl Alcohol Production, Fatty Amine & Fatty Nitrile Synthesis, Sugar Hydrogenation and Alcohol Dehydration. In addition to our well-established catalyst portfolio, BASF offers both a process and catalysts for the conversion of glycerin to 1,2-propanediol (MPG). Glycerin is a byproduct of the biodiesel industry, and BASF’s innovative technology now allows for the efficient conversion of glycerin into higher-value chemicals that are useful across a range of industries.

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BASF’s comprehensive portfolio of catalysts for variousapplications is rooted in profound material science expertise and produced in close cooperation with our customers.

Dry Reforming

BASF's SYNSPIRE catalyst G1-110 was specifically designed to reform methan and methan/CO2 mixture in significantly dryer conditions than a conventional catalyst.

Thanks to its unique properties and in combination with Linde´s DRYREF´s syngas generation plant a number of compeling benefits in terms of OPEX, CAPEX, and CO2 footprint can be reached.

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Syngas, produced from natural gas or coal, is a key intermediate in the emerging technologies for gas-to-liquids (GTL), methanol-to-olefins and coal-to-liquids.

Prereforming

BASF has developed substantial improvements for “state-of-the-art” methanol, ammonia and other chemical producers. The dominating step in producing these chemicals is the high temperature reforming of hydrocarbons based on either natural gas or naphtha feedstocks. With our prereformer catalyst G1-80 installed we provide syngas plants with substantial improvements in thermal efficiency, throughput and operating costs.

BASF pre-reformer catalyst G1-80 is a high nickel oxide containing catalyst on a special carrier. The catalyst is suitable for adiabatic pre-reforming of hydrocarbons (C2, C3, C4, …, Cn) from e.g. natural gas up to naphtha (boiling point up to 200° C) at low steam/ carbon ratios.

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The catalysts are used for but not limited to the following applications:

  • Methanol
  • Ammonia
  • Hydrogen

Methanation for Substitute Natural Gas Plants

BASF offers the leading catalyst technology for the generation of Substitute Natural Gas (SNG) by methanation of syngas from coal gasification or biomass gasification. Our understanding of catalyst technology and our relationship with key engineering partners provides a platform for our customers in this market to build upon.

BASF Catalyst G1-85 has been especially developed for the synthesis of methane, using coal gas derived from pressure gasification. BASF Catalyst G1-85 was tested in demoplants of semicommercial size, designed and erected by various engineering companies with excellent performance. It is commercially used for methanation in the only and exclusive operation Coal-to-SNG in the world.

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The catalysts are used for but not limited to the following applications:

  • SNG plants
  • Biomass gasification
  • Coal gasification
  • Tar remova

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G1-85

BASF Catalyst G1-85 has been especially developed for the synthesis of methane, using coal gas derived from pressure gasification. BASF Catalyst G1-85 was tested in demoplants of semicommercial size, designed and erected by various engineering companies with excellent performance. It is commercially used for methanation in the only and exclusive operation Coal-to-SNG in the world.

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G1-80

BASF pre-reformer catalyst G1-80 is a high nickel oxide containing catalyst on a special carrier. The catalyst is suitable for adiabatic pre-reforming of hydrocarbons (C2, C3, C4, …, Cn) from e.g. natural gas up to naphtha (boiling point up to 200° C) at low steam/ carbon ratios.

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