Patent Number: 6,169,120

Title: Extended catalyst life two stage hydrocarbon synthesis process

Abstract: An extended catalyst life two-stage hydrocarbon synthesis process wherein a first synthesis gas stream is reacted in a first stage reactor in the presence of a suitable catalyst to produce liquid hydrocarbon products and a gaseous stream; the gaseous stream is cooled and water and liquid hydrocarbons are separated from the gaseous stream to produce a second synthesis gas stream which is then passed to a second stage reactor for the production of additional liquid hydrocarbons.

Inventors: Beer; Gary L. (Plano, TX)

Assignee: Syntroleum Corporation

International Classification: C07C 1/04 (20060101); C07C 1/00 (20060101); C07C 027/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018