Velocys technology is specifically designed for smaller scales, combining super-active catalysts with microchannel reactors that are at the heart of smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) and biomass-to-liquids (BTL).
Our Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology is commercially available and our commercial reference plant is being built. The technology has been demonstrated in our pilot plant and at three field demonstrations. In 2014 a third party engineers' due diligence review concluded: "Based on our review, the Velocys FT technology is a sound technology for the production of raw FT products composed mainly of paraffins with carbon chain lengths of 5 or greater… and does not present a scale-up risk for the [Ashtabula] Project." A rating of "sound" is the highest categorisation available for a technology prior to the operation of a commercial plant.
The company approaches its technology development with rigour and thoroughness. Velocys has completed over 1.3 million hours of catalyst testing in the laboratory with 21,000 hours of testing at the pilot/demonstration scale. Because of our policy of transparency concerning test results, the claims we make on catalyst life and conversion efficiency etc. all be substantiated by publicly-available, peer-reviewed data. The latest such paper can be viewed here or contact us if you would like to receive a printed copy of the paper.