BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 4. South African Sasol company supplied new generation catalyst to Uzbekistan GTL plant, the press service of Uzbekistan GTL told Trend.
According to the press service, Uzbekistan GTL and Sasol signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the supply of low-temperature Fischer-Tropsch catalysts. The MoU builds on the original 2018 catalyst supply agreement between Uzbekistan GTL and Sasol.
“Our cooperation with Sasol started with the GTL project’s launch. Sasol Technology Ltd. is the sole licensor of the Uzbekistan GTL project and coordinates the work of technology licensors in this project, specifically Haldor Topsoe (Denmark) and Chevron (USA),” the report says.
Sasol’s technology is for the production of synthetic liquid fuels. Sasol is a world leader in synthetic fuel production and is considered the founder of the commercialization of GTL technology.
“As part of the MOU, work has begun to draw up a contract for the supply of low-temperature catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch reactors installed at the Uzbekistan GTL plant. Catalysts will be supplied in batches for technological needs in the production of synthetic liquid fuels. The latest batches are part of a new generation of catalysts, that Sasol has been developing. This improves catalysts’ performance, extending their ‘economic life’, and hence reducing the replacement period,” the source noted.