Gas-to-liquid plant


The existing gas-to-liquid conversion unit from the preceding project SUN-to-LIQUID will be adapted to the syngas production volumes expected in the SUN-to-LIQUID II project:

  • Significantly higher reactor efficiencies and the coupling with heat storage and recuperation will require the redesign of several parts of the system, optimizing the solar gas inlet configuration to the buffer tank and improve the product separation system to increase the product yield.
  • The control strategy for start/stop and normal operation will be improved to ensure more stable and longer production of hydrocarbons.
  • The decoupling of syngas production from its conversion through gas storage offers the possibility to optimize the gas-to-liquid plant separately from the thermochemical subsystem. By operating the gas-to-liquid facility around the clock, a day-and-night production of solar fuels can be realized.