The bluegas™ process produces Substitute Natural Gas (SNG) that is comprised of 99.5% pure methane and is fully compatible with international natural gas pipeline standards. GreatPoint Energy is cost competitive with drilled natural gas in most regions of the world and is targeting high price natural gas markets, such as those increasingly dependent on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) imports.
GreatPoint Energy's bluegas™ plants are versatile and can be integrated with combustion turbines in combined cycle mode to provide cost effective, high efficiency and low emissions power generation. bluegas™ plants are also designed for near-zero air and liquid discharge, meaning that almost all impurities in the feedstock are collected and converted into saleable by-products. CO2 produced during the hydromethanation process is inherently captured in the system and can be sequestered or used for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), which has tremendous potential in an era of mature oil fields. Additionally, ammonia, sulfuric acid, activated carbon from the char, vanadium and nickel are sold for use in a variety of industries such as fertilizer, environmental remediation and metal manufacturing.