Technology

The G-44 Gas Conversion Process

The G-44 Process is a breakthrough in gas conversion technology and is unlike commercial gas conversion processes currently available.

The typical operating temperature range is between 40°C and 70°C and operating pressures are between one to four atmospheres pressure. Recent laboratory experiments indicate the technology could operate at lower and higher temperature ranges depending on the temperatures and pressures of the input gas.

The G-44 Process is a proprietary gas-to-fuels, gas-to-gas, gas-to-chemicals conversion process based upon the functioning of phonon drive, amorphous p-type chemical semiconductor catalysts. The semiconductor catalysts initially interact with water molecules with relatively low heat energy needed to generate protons and hydroxyl radicals, which in turn begin a series of free radical reactions with the surrounding volume of input gases.

In recent laboratory bench scale testing we were able to produce methanol as one of the products at -78.5°C and one atmosphere pressure. Methane gas passed through crushed dry ice and water ice blended in a cylinder with the G-44 catalyst and without the presence of any form of light or photon energy. These results strongly suggest the chemical mechanisms involved are different from conventional gas conversion technologies.

Proof of Concept Pilot-Unit
G-44 Process Proof of Concept Pilot-Unit

G-44 Process Proof of Concept Pilot-Unit

ASG designed, built, and operated a portable proof of concept pilot-unit in Alberta, Canada that has proven the economic and technical viability of the G-44 Process over the past three years.

Depending on the unit configuration and input gases, the gas conversion rates were 80% – 85% on the low end and close to 95% in some instances. The initial pilot-unit processed 11,000-12,000 ft3/day at 4 atmospheres of pressure.

Pre-Commercial Unit
24 -foot truck modified to house the gas conversion reactors, compressor, output gas condensers and associated control equipment.

24-foot truck modified to house the gas conversion reactors, compressor, output gas condensers and associated control equipment.

ASG is in the final stages of building a new GCS-2 unit can process up to 500,000 ft3/day. We will begin conducting pre-commercial testing with the GCS-2 unit in January 2016.

ASG welcomes interested parties to observe the G-44 System in operation, and to review laboratory, pilot, and other data as necessary.