GTI has patented a high-efficiency natural gas liquids (NGL) recovery process that is cost-effective over a wide range of ethane recovery. The technology has the potential to achieve substantial energy savings compared to state-of-the-art dehydration and cryogenic or refrigerated oil technologies.
Besides cost savings at high liquids recovery, the GTI process can easily vary ethane recovery from 98 to 2% as market prices and local demands change without the typical penalties in operating costs.
The last step needed prior to commercialization is a 5 MMscfd plant demonstration. GTI is looking for partners with existing processing plants or access to rich gas to fund and host a demonstration of this.