ME Resource Corp., in partnership with École Polytechnique de Montréal and Waste Stream Energy Corp., is developing an economical, mobile and scalable Micro-Refinery Unit (the “MRU”) to process raw natural gas into Engineered FuelTM (diluents, drop-in diesel and pipeline quality synthetic crude) and clean power.  MEC’s solution simultaneously reduces CO2 emissions and creates revenue streams with minimal capital expenditure.

The MRU is an assembly of proven commercial technologies with a proprietary micro-reactor system for hydrocarbon processing and catalytic reactions.  This novel system is the key technology component which enables the MRU to be an economically viable and transportable solution.

With the ability to process raw natural gas flows of between 75 Mcf to 250 Mcf the MRU first conditions and then converts methane and condensates to Syngas (CO and hydrogen).  This is followed by a Fischer-Tropsch reaction to produce Engineered FuelTM, and power which is produced from heat generated by exothermic reactions and combustion.

 

The Micro Refinery Unit is Unique and Novel in creating valued added Revenue Streams

Novel In Approach
  1. Develop Micro Refinery Units that can be deployed in oil and gas fields to avoid gas pipeline infrastructure and multi billion dollar GTL or power production plants.
  2. Use existing Bench Scale technologies to miniaturize the process to a Container sized Solution for wasted (flared) and undervalued natural gas.
  3. Mass Production and one time Engineering Fees with a plug and play deployment to existing well site infrastructure.
  4. Reduce the Cost and Payback period for each Micro Refinery Unit by:
    • - Avoiding excess pressures and hydrogen production with POX reaction to produce SynGas.
    • - Maintaining a lower but more selective conversion rate to Engineered Fuels.
    • - Using the balance of unreacted gas for Power.

MRU Development Cycle
  1. Lab and Bench Scale Research is successfully completed.
  2. Science is proven. Engineering risk of Scale up to an Operating Unit is of minimal effort compared to billions of dollars GTL plants such as ORYX GTL.
  3. Patents Filed for Intellectual Property Protection; Catalyst Design will be kept as Trade Secret.
  4. Polytechnique Montreal for Research and Development; Waste Stream Energy for fabrication and deployment.

On going Catalyst Design to increase efficiencies
  1. Catalyst is the key to the POX conversion and Fischer Tropsch conversion to higher valued end products.
  2. As Catalyst Design is improved conversion rates will increase to produce more engineered fuels and less unreacted gases for power production.

Compilation of Known Processes and Technologies
  • Compilation of well researched processes that have been proven at the size required for the Micro Refinery Unit:
  • - Natural gas is scrubbed of H2S and other impurities.
  • - POX catalytic reaction to convert Clean Natural Gas (Methane and light hydrocarbons) to SynGas.
  • - Fischer Tropsch Fluidized Bed Catalytic reaction to convert majority of Syngas to Engineered Fuels.
  • - Balance of unreacted gases of fuel quality and are used to produce Power.
  • - Entire entire reaction is exothermic to produce heat that can be used on site or produce additional power.

The Micro Refinery Unit synthesizes Undervalued Gas into Engineered Fuels and Power

Less Than 2 Year Payback
The Unit has less than a 2 year payback.
World Class Development & Deployment Team
Patent Protected Synthesis Process
Transportable, Compact & Scalable Solution

The Micro Refinery Unit is a Modular and Scalable Solution

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  • Two Phase Separator

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  • Desulfurization & Dehydration

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  • Air & Methane Compressors

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  • Reactor

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  • J-T Throttle Valve

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  • Three Phase Separator

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  • Hot Gases Out

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  • Steam & Power Generation