Lab and Pilot Units
Siluria currently operates lab and pilot scale units at its facilities on the West Coast, in San Francisco and Hayward, California.
Siluria's San Francisco site houses our corporate headquarters and labs for catalyst and engineering R&D. In addition, conceptual engineering and one OCM pilot unit are located at this site. Siluria’s Hayward site houses an integrated pilot system comprising both OCM and ETL pilot units, and also extensive process development tools for Siluria’s ETL process for liquid fuels, as well as Siluria’s commercial catalyst production and a larger capacity OCM pilot system running off pipeline natural gas.
Siluria’s demonstration plant is located in La Porte, Texas at a site owned and operated by our partner, Braskem America. The size of this plant is based on our pathway to world scale commercial plants and is the necessary demonstration of OCM technology needed to provide scale up information for the first commercial units for ethylene production.