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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.

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.


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 installed we provide syngas plants with substantial improvements in thermal efficiency, throughput and operating costs.

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.

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

  • SNG plants
  • Biomass gasification
  • Coal gasification
  • Tar removal
Dry Reforming Catalysts

Dry Reforming Catalysts

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.