Catalytic Synthesis of Fuels and Chemicals
There are multiple synthesis facilities available at Thermosolv. These vary in size from lab-scale catalyst test reactors up to a full pilot-scale synthesis plant. The facilities have been use to test various synthesis methods, including Fischer-Tropsch liquids, mixed alcohol, dimethyl ether, methanol, methanol to gasoline, and methanol to olefins. These flexible facilities are also capable of integrating new reactor types for development and testing. Thermosolv staff have more than 20 years of experience in catalyst development and fuel and chemical synthesis.
The synthesis facilities are all well-instrumented with sensors to monitor flow, level, temperature, and pressure to determine the mass and energy balance of the processes. Data acquisition system are available on all facilities for further analysis of process conditions. Hot and cold liquid product collection systems are in place on all reactors. Gas chromatograph (GC) and mass spectrometer (MS) instruments are available on site to analyze the liquid products. GCs are also available for online analysis of gaseous product, feed, and waste streams.
Online SRI 8610 GCs
Hot and cold product collection systems
On site Agilent GC-MS
Maximum Fresh Synthesis Gas Flow
Maximum Working Temperature [°F]
Maximum Working Pressure [psig]
Thermosolv staff continue their research in catalyst development for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis method. The catalyst is based on molybdenum carbide primarily with various co-catalyst in the structure.
This research effort has been awarded a US Patent in 2015: US Patent 8,969,236 B2
For further information, contact us at:
3474 N 3rd St
Laramie, WY 82072