EmberClear to monetize Marcellus shale gas into GTL
Based in Calgary and listed in Toronto, EmberClear is looking for the most advanced technologies to convert cheap coal and gas into high added value energy such as electrical power or transportation fuels.
For the coal gasification technology EmberClear is partnering with Huaneng in China, the largest coal-fired power plants operator in the world.
In that respect coal also appears as one on the most competitive feedstock to produce transportation fuels through coal-to-liquid (CTL) process.
But the CTL process requires huge quantities of water not always available.
In this context the GTL concept is less demanding in term of water consumption and open more opportunities for projects.
For these reasons, EmberClear is investigating the best locations along the Mississippi River as it will benefit from the sufficient quantities of water from the local Authorities and it will stand close to the giant Marcellus basin to receive shale gas feedstock.
Running around Natchez City area, EmberClear is looking for an 800 acre site.
EmberClear completed Natchez GTL feasibility study
Natchez existing infrastructures include also Port facilities to help the construction of the project in a first phase and export liquids in a second phase.
The railway system is also available.
From this location EmberClear will have the opportunity to gather gas supply from Oklahoma, Louisiana and of course Texas through the interstate gas Midla pipeline systems operated by American Midstream.
In addition the diesel produced from the GTL process is cleaned from solid particles so that it exceeds the most demanding environmental requirements and regulations.