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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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