ZeoGas Secures Air Liquide MegaMethanol Technology License

  ZeoGas Secures Air Liquide MegaMethanol Technology License

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- February 25, 2014

ZeoGas LLC secures MegaMethanol^® technology license from Air Liquide Global
E&C Solutions, a subsidiary of Air Liquide Group, the world leader in gases,
technologies and services for Industry and Health. When completed, the
production capacity of the licensed facility will be 5,000 metric tons per day
of Grade AA methanol. ZeoGas will operate the MegaMethanol plant for its own
account, using the methanol as feedstock to produce 16,500 barrels per day of
sulfur-free, ultra-low benzene, regular octane gasoline.

MegaMethanol technology, which is part of Air Liquide’s proprietary Lurgi
technology portfolio, generates optimum syngas composition, required for
downstream methanol synthesis and production. MegaMethanol is a proven and
efficient technology. It requires lower investment per metric ton of
production than smaller-scale production technologies.

“ZeoGas is committed to using only use-proven, commercial-scale technologies
to build a portfolio of plants to convert clean-burning natural gas to
sulfur-free, ultra-low benzene gasoline, and MegaMethanol is the proven,
reliable and efficient technology we selected to produce the amount of
methanol needed to feed our gasoline production process. We are pleased to
have accomplished this milestone in our development,” said Timothy D. Belton,
Founder and CEO of ZeoGas.

David Muse, ZeoGas co-founder and COO said: “MegaMethanol is only the start of
the journey. ZeoGas expects to deploy larger, ‘giga-scale’ methanol production
technology to achieve our long-term growth objectives. Air Liquide’s
involvement provides significant commercial confidence in the engineering and
procurement of the critical component of our methanol solution.”

“ZeoGas has been focused on the environmental permitting and compliance
requirements for a major project like this one from the outset. Work has
already begun with environmental and technical experts to assure not only that
ZeoGas obtains requisite pre-construction permits within its development
schedule, but also that key aspects of ZeoGas’ environmental management system
and compliance assurance program are fully integrated. The ZeoGas plant will
be a ‘best-in-class’ example of an operationally and commercially successful
facility with compliance as a core competency. We intend to do the right
things for the environment, our employees and the communities in which we
operate, ” said Jeri P. Wechsler, ZeoGas co-founder and General Counsel.

About ZeoGas

ZeoGas’ mission is to develop a portfolio of plants to convert plentiful and
clean natural gas into gasoline, employing Air Liquide’s MegaMethanol for the
upfront methanol production and commercially proven, licensed technology to
convert the methanol to gasoline. Its management team represents over 100
years of direct experience managing complex organizations and the engineering,
permitting, construction and operation of large-scale chemical processing
plants.

Contact:

ZeoGas LLC
Jeri P. Wechsler, 713-751-9138
jwechsler@zeogas.com
10260 Westheimer, Suite 240
Houston, TX 77042
 
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