Swan Hills Synfuels, privately held and based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is focused on the development of clean energy conversion facilities which convert low-cost energy supplies into clean high-value energy products. There are two main components to Swan Hills Synfuels’ business: gas conversion and gas manufacturing/supply.

Gas Conversion: Swan Hills Synfuels’ gas conversion developments will convert gas into clean energy products, such as sulphur free gasoline and electricity. These gas conversion facilities can use either natural gas as their input, or Swan Hills Synfuels’ manufactured synthetic gas. Gas conversion developments use proven, well-established processes in their operation. Natural gas producers will be able to realize oil-based netbacks for their natural gas by financially contracting for “tolling” capacity in the gas conversion facilities. See the Media Fact Sheet.

Gas Supply: Gas supply for Swan Hills Synfuels’ gas conversion facilities will initially be natural gas, which is abundant in Alberta and readily accessible through existing pipeline infrastructure. In the longer term, Swan Hills Synfuels has the option of developing its own natural gas supply or replacing natural gas with its own synthetic gas manufactured using in-situ coal gasification (ISCG), with carbon capture and storage (CCS), from its large deep coal reserves.

Swan Hills Synfuels Business Model

Swan Hills Synfuels’ energy conversion developments will create a new clean energy industry in Alberta. By using natural gas to make gasoline, we are adding value to Alberta’s natural gas resource here at home, increasing and diversifying the supply of gasoline in western Canada.

Albertans will benefit from this project on a number of levels: significant value-add processing and upgrading of Alberta’s natural gas and coal resources here in Alberta, job creation, reduced CO2 and lower harmful tailpipe emissions, and better air quality.

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Environmentally responsible facilities

  • Energy conversion developments using proven processes which meet the most stringent formulation and carbon standards to manufacture sulphur-free gasoline, resulting in reduced harmful tailpipe emissions and improved air quality.
  • Sweet pipeline quality natural gas feedstock is a much cleaner form of energy than crude oil.
  • Synethic gas from ISCG, combined with CCS, has excellent environmental attributes, including significantly reduced air emissions, non-fresh water use, and minimal surface disturbance.

New clean energy conversion industry with enormous potential in Alberta

  • New high value-add processing and upgrading facilities operating in Alberta that will provide natural gas producers with oil-based netbacks for their natural gas.
  • The energy content in the deep coals in Alberta exceeds the energy content of all of the oil sands and all of the conventional oil and gas reserves remaining in Alberta.

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Swan Hills Synfuels’ clean energy conversion developments are an innovative, fresh approach to enhancing the value of Alberta’s abundant energy resources. Find out more: