Presentation kindly made available by the speaker for member's information are available here.
Video streaming of the presentation is also available on Engineers Australia's website.
Joint seminar with JCEC (Queensland Joint Chemical Engineering Committee)
The production of synthetic liquid transport fuels has been looked to as a replacement for the rapidly depleting traditional oil resource. The raw fuel feeds for the production of synthetic fuels have variously been natural gas, lignite and coal. Alas over more than a decade none of many proposed projects have come to fruition.
This talk will look at the technologies for the production of various synthetic transport fuels, economic, social/political and environmental challenges, the co-production of electricity, and potential synergies with other fossil fuel based production scenarios for chemicals and fertilisers.
The potential for synthetic fuels production in Queensland will be specifically addressed with respect to GTL and CTL.
In conclusion, the talk will seek to explore the requirements for creating a pathway for GTL and/or CTL production, and consider a realistic timeframe for the establishment of such a significant change to Australia’s fuels outlook.