Breaking Down the GTL Project at an Oklahoma Landfill

By Megan Greenwalt, Waste 360.

Final contracts have been signed to bring a joint venture gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant to the Waste Management East Oak Landfill site in Oklahoma City, Okla. These last contracts will cover the installation of process modules, related piping and ancillary equipment, for ENVIA's Oklahoma City GTL plant.

ENVIA Energy is the joint venture, between Houston-based Waste Management, Ventech Engineers International LLC, and Velocys, formed in March 2014 to produce renewable fuels and chemicals from biogas and natural gas using GTL.

Ventech Engineers International LLC designs and fabricates process modules for the oil and gas industry, with more than 350 modules, encompassing 25 different hydrocarbon processes, built in Ventech's Pasadena, Texas fabrication facility. Velocys, commercially based in Houston, Texas, deals with smaller scale GTL that turns natural gas or biomass into premium products such as diesel, jet fuel, waxes and base oils.