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GTL technology can be used to produce a range of products including jet fuel, road fuel, naphtha, waxes and base oil.
The product slate for NiQuan GTL consists of GTL fuel and GTL naphtha.
GTL fuel is a high performance, low emissions and essentially zero-sulphur fuel that can be used in diesel engines either in neat form or blended with lower grade diesel to improve the overall fuel quality of the final blend.
GTL fuel has a high cetane level which makes for a cleaner burn and a significant reduction in tailpipe emissions, particularly emissions related to hydrocarbons and particulate matter. This delivers very significant air quality reductions with noticeably less smoke and greatly reduced engine noise.
Clean burning GTL fuel also greatly reduces the amount of soot accumulated in the engine, which prolongs lubricant life, extends oil change intervals and reduces engine wear.
Highly paraffinic, GTL fuel also evaporates quickly which makes it a very benign fuel to use in a marine environment.
GTL fuel is one of the few energy products which simultaneously reduces emissions while improving vehicle performance and increasing value to the consumer.
Highly paraffinic with almost no aromatics or sulphur and very low metallic contaminants, GTL naphtha is a best in class chemical feedstock.
It is highly sought after as a feedstock for ethylene cracking, a core process in the production of plastics and other similar materials.
Its inherently clean properties also help to reduce fouling and coking in the furnace tubes during the cracking process.