US Fuel a publicly traded company, OTC ticker symbol- USFF is developing its first plants, 2000 barrel per day (bpd) in Muhlenberg County Kentucky or Henderson Kentucky. The Company has invested over $900,000 in the projects to date, and is seeking $200 million to achieve commercial operation of the first plant.
US Fuel anticipates funding to be in three tranches, $963,000 to complete Development, $6.56 million to complete the Front End Engineering and Design, and $337.93 million to complete construction. We estimate a plant could begin commercial operations as soon as twenty four months after the first funding.
The Fischer–Tropsch process is a collection of chemical reactions that converts synthesis gas (syngas) a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen into liquid hydrocarbons. US Fuel will produce syngas from natural gas and a Fischer-Tropsch technology to produce diesel fuel, naphtha.
The high quality diesel fuel produced through the Fischer–Tropsch (FT) process contains near zero Sulfur and can be used directly in today’s diesel-powered vehicles. Laboratory testing indicates that F-T diesel provides superior vehicle performance and delivers dramatic across-the-board reductions in all major criteria pollutants such as SOx, NOx, and hydrocarbon (HC) emissions and reduces the most harmful pollutant, PM 10 (10 micron particulates) by 34%.
These fuels are compatible with the current petroleum distribution infrastructure and do not require new or modified pipelines, storage tanks, or retail stations.
US Fuels’ strategy of locating small plants next to interstate pipelines will maximize returns by lowering feed stock prices and reducing transportation costs. The smaller size will significantly reduce the time to permit each plant so shorten the construction period, and make the projects easier to finance.