Havelide Systems

Havelide Systems, Inc. has developed a provocative, two-pronged proprietary method that facilitates a more efficient means of transforming natural gas (NG) into low-molecular weight, octane-like hydrocarbon liquids. This second step, often called concatenation, converts 88-89 percent by weight of the NG into low-molecular-weight liquid hydrocarbons. The remaining ~11wt percent (when expressed as hydrogen) is temporarily stored in stable form to be reused for hydrogenation or recovery as H2 gas. The final product, called “light-sweet naphtha” (HavelideTm Naphtha), is very close in chemical composition to naphtha, a mid-level refinery blend of hydrocarbons. The Havelide Process of converting NG to liquid hydrocarbons affords many advantages to the utility industry. It uses one-fifth the energy to convert NG to liquid hydrocarbons and does not emit any pollutants into the environment (unlike contemporary processes deployed by industry). It is also modular, which allows the avoidance of costly infrastructure, as well as makes accessible stranded sources of NG.