Director General of Gazohim Techno LLC
graduated from Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology in 1984 with a degree in Chemical Engineering; in 1997 he received his degree of a Candidate of chemical sciences in Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. For more than 20 years he has worked in the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Fossil Fuels, rising through the ranks from trainee researcher to the head of the laboratory of synthetic fuels
Area of expertise is catalysis, methanol synthesis, aromatic hydrocarbon production, GTL processes. He is the author of several dozens of publications and 15 Russian and international patents.
Sergey Dolinskiy held the posts of director for science and innovation in a number of major Russian engineering companies, took part in more than 60 gas chemical projects with an investment volume from 5 million USD to 100 million USD.
He is a co-founder and a director of a number of innovative companies that are developing in the field of gas-chemical processes for synthetic fuels and hydrocarbons production.
Currently Sergey Dolinskiy
is a co-founder and CEO of Gazohim Techno, which received the status of the project participant and grant from Skolkovo to create the first in Russia mini-GTL installation.
Russia still has no facility for natural gas processing into high quality motor fuels (GTL-production). The reasons are many, the main one is the high cost of large-scale GTL-production (1.5-5 bln. m3/year) and the lack of Russian consumers of premium synthetic crude oil and synthetic fuels.
Domestic producers of petroleum products are quite satisfied with conventional oil and traditional technology of its processing. The Russian government has an active impact on the market - the refiners must improve the quality of fuels, oil companies are not allowed to burn associated petroleum gas.
In these circumstances, the GTL has a great chance, especially given the growth of volumes of associated petroleum gas (APG) burning in 2012-2013. But first Russian GTL-plants will have their own specificity - small volumes of processing (10-200 mln. m3/year) and non-convention raw material (low-pressure or associated gas).
Gazohim Techno is a trailblazer with its perhaps the most low-cost in the world option of GTL technology. Its pilot plant, the design of which ends in February 2014, will be the first Russian mini-GTL plant with a capacity of processing up to 13 million m3/year.
Feature of the technology is the use of the national development - the steam reformer and micro channel reactors made in the USA. The first demonstration mini-GTL unit will be located in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District. At remote fields the installation of mini-GTL will ensure full utilization of APG with production of synthetic crude oil. Synthetic oil will not be the final product and will go to oil mixtures with conventional oil, which, according to studies, are suitable for the transportation by any available transport - oil pipeline, trucks, railways.
The mini-GTL plant will provide field deposit debit growth by 3-7%, the payback period is up to 7 years. The implementation of the business plan by Gazohim Techno will lead to the fact that in the next 10 years up to 2.5 mln. tons of synthetic oil will be produced annually in our country.
The project ‘Commercialization of mini-GTL™ technology”
is supported by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.