The project marks the second time Genoil will provide a complete solution, from oil field development through to production of 3.5m barrels per day of clean fuels
Calgary, Alberta – November 9, 2016 – Genoil Inc. (GNOLF), the publicly traded clean technology engineering company for the petroleum industry, today announced the signing of a $50 billion Letter of Intent (LOI) to develop oil fields and construct clean technology upgraders, refineries and pipelines in Russia. The project will incorporate Genoil’s efficient clean technology hydroconversion (GHU) process, and mark the second time that Genoil will provided a complete integrated project, from the development of oil fields to the production of cleaner fuels. The scope of the project is to produce 3.5 million barrels per day.
Genoil’s hydroconversion process improves upon the existing data-verified Fixed Bed Hydroconversion technology, which is widely used worldwide. Currently, 85% of all desulphurisation is taking place worldwide via hydroconversion. Genoil’s investment into hydroconversion projects can significantly increase the desulphurisation, demetalisation and denitrogenisation conversion rates, and increase operating efficiencies by 75%.
In addition to the development of the oilfields and construction of the technology, the parties involved will also explore linking this new project to existing pipeline networks in the region. The finance will be provided in full from Chinese banks to the Russian companies involved.
As agreed in the LOI, Genoil will be responsible for the design and construction of six million tonnes per year of new refinery capacity in Chechnya. To facilitate this, Genoil will organise a large consortium of Chinese engineering and services companies, with many years of operational experience, to provide all the necessary support and project guarantees. In addition to project guarantees, Genoil will arrange for a leading Chinese insurance company to insure the entire project.
The LOI has been signed by the President of the Board of Directors of Grozneft, a former official in the administrative department of the Russian Federation. The Russian Government and the Ministry of Fuel and Energy of the Russian Federation, as well as other required ministries and departments will give their full support to this project to ensure timely completion. The project will be listed in a trade agreement, pact or cooperation agreement between Russia and China.
Thomas F. Bugg, Vice President of Genoil Canada, commented: “The negotiation of this LOI marks an important milestone from Genoil, demonstrating that we can act as a service provider as well as a technology provider. Building on our previous Letter of Intent from a Chinese bank in April of this year, this latest agreement further supports our commitment to develop sustainable energy sources, helping to solve the supply challenges we face now and in the future.”
As with the project in the Middle East defined in the $ 5 Billion LOI signed in April 7, 2016, Genoil will be the master contractor in charge and in control of the project. Fuel produced from the projects will be exported to China through secured long-term contracts of up to 30 years.
About Genoil Inc.:
Genoil is a publicly traded Canadian clean technology engineering company for the petroleum industries. Genoil is headquartered in Edmonton Alberta, with offices in Calgary, Sherwood Park, New York City, and around the world. Genoil’s has developed its proprietary technology, the Hydroconversion Upgrader (GHU), which converts heavy crude oils and refinery bottoms into clean burning fuels for transportation industries including shipping. The GHU can be placed in remote locations, including receiving terminals, pipelines and ports. The company operates one of the largest and most advanced pilot & design test facilities in the world, from its 147-acre site in Alberta, Canada. David Lifschultz, who is CEO of Genoil, was a partner of President Elect Donald Trump in Lifschultz Industries (http://genoil.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/July-27-1992-Fortune.pdf )
About The Genoil Hydroconversion Upgrader:
The Genoil Hydroconversion Upgrader (GHU®), is an advanced upgrading and desulfurization technology, which converts heavy or sour crude oil into much more valuable light low sulfur oil for a very low cost. The Genoil GHU was designed to be versatile, can be placed at many different locations, either upstream at oil fields, or downstream at refineries, in a standalone form at ports and other logistical locations.
The GHU achieves 96% pitch conversion and 95% desulfurization with an operating cost of up to 75% less than the competition. For Conoco Canada Ltd, Genoil converted their bitumen of 6-8.5 API and converted it to 24.5 API. We also removed 92% of the sulfur reducing the amount from 5.14 % to below 0.24%. This test was entirely monitored by Conoco Canada Ltd, who also took all samples and had them analyzed by Core Laboratories, one of the largest service providers of core and fluid analysis in the petroleum industry.