R&D on fixed-bed F-T catalyst and process technology.1980-1993
Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd (hereinafter referred to as "Synfuels China") proprietary CTL technologies includes series of catalyst technologies, product upgrading technologies and catalysts, F-T process technology and industrial software technology, process and product analysis standards, and relevant auxiliary technologies. Synfuels China owns the technology for the integration of low-temperature slurry-bed heavy distillates process and high-temperature light distillates process, and has systematically developed the simulation software for the simulation of all the processes in a CTL plant with relevant basic engineering process database from coal to the final oil products. As per the requirements of different clients, Synfuels China can carry out various activities, such as coal analysis, pre-planning, techno-economic analysis and product solutions, feasibility study at different scales using different feed coals, different gasifiers, different F-T catalysts, flexible product upgrading technology, and so on. Synfuels China prepares CTL process design packages with different capacity and related technical documents for its clients, providing effective guidance for the industrialization of the technology. So far, Synfuels China has applied 137 patents for its technologies, and has been granted 29 international patents and 91 invention patents in China. In addition, Synfuels China has developed three national standards of CTL technology and has more than 510 publications. Synfuels China also has a copyright for CTL technology design software.
There are many high-quality and experienced technical experts in Synfuels China in R&D on processes and engineering, and design engineers. They provide technical support and consulting services on equipment design, construction, and commissioning.
The proper training of technical personnel and operators plays an important role for the smooth commissioning and steady operation in a CTL plant. Synfuels China provides training services in pilot plants and laboratory for technicians and operators to improve their theory, safety, and operation skills to ensure the safe , steady and efficient operation in a CTL plant.
As the main provider of engineering services, SFC Engineering Company focuses on the engineering problems to solve the engineering and technical issues during the industrialization of indirect coal-to-liquids technology, and has formed a seamless industrial-support system from scientific research - technology - engineering design - EPC services, in order to transform scientific and technological achievements into productivity and enhance the engineering development ability for large-scale coal-to-liquids facilities by utilizing centralized engineering resources.
SFC Engineering Company actively participates in R&D on technology scale-up with unique ideas and understanding of the commercialization of a new technology, has the secondary R&D capability on process and special equipment. This seamless connection with technology research ensures the smooth industrialization of new technologies, providing excellent technological support and services in the industry.
SFC Engineering Company has obtained several qualification certificates, including Class A of engineering design qualification in the chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industry (Chemical Engineering), qualification of contracting foreign projects, Class B of engineering consultation in chemical industry, and design qualification of pressure vessel and pressure pipeline, as well as certificates for engineering design, project consulting, EPC, and project management.
As a leading company in R&D on engineering in indirect coal-to-liquids industry in China, SFC Engineering Company owns several patents proprietary technologies, and provides various services, such as engineering consultation, development of process design package, engineering design, R&D and supply of internal parts for F-T reactor and catalyst reduction reactor, project management, and EPC services. There are more than 460 employees, including over 350 engineering designers and 60 project management staff.
Synfuels China carries out various research on F-T synthesis catalyst, including the preparation of chemical catalysts, catalytic reaction engineering, catalyst preparation, catalyst design and optimization theory, the relationship between catalyst microstructure and performance, the detailed analysis on the stability and activity as well as the selectivity of catalyst, catalytic reaction kinetics and mechanisms, development of new catalyst system, and catalytic materials etc. Currently, series of F-T catalysts has been redesigned and developed.
Synfuels China has successfully developed the low-temperature slurry-bed Fischer-tropsch synthesis process and proprietary high-temperature slurry-bed Fischer-tropsch synthesis process technology. A 1500 t/a F-T catalyst facility has been constructed by Ssynfuels China Huainan Catalyst Co., Ltd. , and produced qualified catalyst product, which has been supplied and used in the 160,000 t/a CTL demonstration plants owned by Yitai Group in Inner Mongolia and Luan Group in Shanxi. In addition, a 12,000 t/a F-T catalyst factory has been build to supply the catalyst required by large-scale commercial CTL plants with a capacity of millions t/a in the near future.
R&D on fixed-bed F-T catalyst and process technology.1980-1993
R&D on slurry-bed F-T catalyst and process technology.1997-1999
Breakthrough on slurry-bed Fe-based catalyst in laboratory.1999-2000
Construction of 1000 t/a slurry-bed pilot plant started.In 2001
Commissioning of pilot plant.2002-2008
Successful R&D on low-temperature slurry-bed Fe-based catalyst.In 2004
Successful R&D on high-temperature slurry-bed Fe-based catalyst. 1500 t/a F-T catalyst facility constructed and put into operationIn 2008
Successful commissioning of 160,000 t/a CTL demonstration plant, using high temperature slurry-bed Fe-based catalyst and process technology.In 2009
The CTL demonstration plant was operated at full-load, where all operation parameters reached or exceeded advanced international levels.In 2010
12,000 t/a F-T catalyst factory was build.In 2014
After many years' work on technology and scale-up of production, Synfuels China technical team has accumulated rich experiences R&D, production and usage of catalysts, developed a set of patent technologies on catalyst loading, catalyst reduction and application, and has the capacity to provide technical supports for the construction and commissioning of a CTL plan and its operation.