In October 2008, GTL Energy commenced construction of its first commercial scale demonstration plant near South Heart, North Dakota.

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In June 2009, GTL Energy received an Air Permit for the GTLE Dakota Plant from the North Dakota Department of Health and receipt of that permit completed the required permits for the GTLE Dakota Plant to begin operations.

In June 2010, GTL Energy completed commissioning of its commercial scale plant in North Dakota and has undertaken successful large volume trials with coals from the US, New Zealand and Indonesia.  These trials provide important information to support technology licensing, engineering and project delivery. GTL Energy will continue to undertake further large volume trials for various parties seeking to employ GTL Energy’s technology.