UltraFuels® is a true next generation solution, with designs that are flexible, modular, and simple to maintain. By leveraging industry leading automation, we out perform traditional efficiency metrics while minimizing manpower required for operations and maintenance.
Our design process eliminates any unnecessary equipment and waste, resulting in a super simplified, highly durable, easily maintained refinery. This is the UltraFuels® advantage.
A 95% reduction in CO2 and Criteria Pollutants.
Our engineers at the San Antonio Refinery (Nustar / Calumet) performed field test runs to positively determine the capabilities and limits of the existing process equipment. Once this information was developed, we created a new processing scheme using gained knowledge from processing 100% locally produced shale condensates.
With the help of our logistics support team, we can strategically place an UltraFuels® refinery in any location that yields a competitive advantage.
At or near production sites, hydraulic fracturing requires significant quantities of diesel to fuel equipment during drilling and completion. In remote locations, this demand can lead to high transportation costs.
At or near transportation hubs, larger facilities can export product via rail, truck, or pipeline.
With all of the design, fabrication, and assembly handled in-house, we can ship an UltraFuels® refinery to your ideal location, and provide turnkey instillation, commissioning, and operation.
Base skid components laid out on shop floor.
Fabricated vessels ready for installation on skids.
Skids being assembled in the shop, including: equipment, piping, instrumentation.
Skids installed in the field.
Pre-wired junction boxes on skid ends.
Conventional refinery designs are complicated. The vast majority of U.S. refineries are designed to process heavy foreign crudes. The sheer complexity and amount of equipment involved means that refineries have relatively high operating expenses. Even under ideal operating conditions, refineries for heavier crudes require lots of hydrogen, complicated sulfur removal, and extensive utilities. This also results in a much higher carbon footprint than the UltraFuels® design.
Our UltraFuels® design philosophy is to eliminate over-design in favor of a simpler approach. The result is a system with greater uptime, less maintenance headaches, and a significantly reduced operating cost. Sometimes, less is more.
Complicated, expensive, difficult to maintain.
Simple, efficient, easy to maintain.
The key to a simple design philosophy is our focus on light condensate feed, or shale. With UltraFuels®, refining is focused on upgrading to finished products:
After separating the crude into one of these three products, the distillate hydrotreater removes sulfur to meet ULSD specifications. The gasoline section removes sulfur and upgrades octane to meet 87 regular and even 93 premium gasoline specifications. Fuel oil meets very low sulfur specifications without future treatment.
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Older generation refineries have always been optimized for traditional crudes.
However, an influx of lighter condensates has shifted the naphtha balance.
With our integrated approach, we combine isomerization and reforming units into one hydrogen loop. Hydrogen production eliminates the necessity and expense of importing liquid hydrogen and reduces the risk of third-party price control by providing finished 87 octane gasoline product.
Contact us today to learn more about how you can get started with UltraFuels®.