Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions has entered into a global technology licensing agreement with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering. Under the terms of the agreement, Air Liquide will market and license its proven Lurgi MegaMethanol™ technology combined with ExxonMobil’s proprietary methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) technology to transform natural gas into ultra-low sulfur gasoline. The combination of technologies will be marketed under the trademark G2G™.
The G2G™ technology transforms natural gas, as well as other feedstocks, into motor gasoline containing virtually no sulfur and low in benzene content. The integration of both Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions and ExxonMobil technologies into one combined solution will minimize project interfaces, off sites and logistics complexities, as well as overall investment for synthetic fuel production. The G2G™ technology offer will be licensed as an integrated solution and will be deployed globally through Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions’ network.
As a leading technology licensor for world-scale methanol units, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions has signed nearly 20 licenses for its Lurgi MegaMethanol™ technology since the year 2000, with acceleration over the last 18 months, notably in the United States where natural gas prices are advantageous.