New Ceramic Membrane Enables First Direct Conversion of Natural Gas to Liquids without CO2 Emissions
A team of scientists from CoorsTek Membrane Sciences, the University of
Oslo/NO, and the Instituto de Tecnología Química/ES has developed a new
process to use natural gas as raw material for aromatic chemicals.
The process uses a novel ceramic membrane to make the direct,
non-oxidative conversion of gas to liquids possible for the first time –
reducing cost, eliminating multiple process steps, and avoiding any
carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.