THE G-44 PROCESS CONVERTS NATURAL GAS INTO HIGHER-VALUE MARKETABLE FUELS AND CHEMICALS.
The G-44 Process is capable of converting both high-grade natural gas and low-value acid gas. Acid gas is a natural gas that contains CO2 and or H2S. This mixture of gases is an intractable problem for most conventional natural gas conversion technologies, unless preprocess separation is used.
It can break down both nitrogen and methane into reactive radicals, which initiate a chemical chain reaction within the gas, at low temperatures and pressures; this converts the nitrogen into higher-value products, such as ammonia.
The G-44 Process could also be used to convert associated or entrained gases in crude oil, which are mainly methane and some carbon dioxide. This is part of the problem with the oil produced in North Dakota’s Bakken shale; it contains significant quantities of methane, propane, butane, and pentane, which reduces the flash point significantly, and presents transportation and other risks.