Catalyst S1 is the first commercial catalyst developed and produced by INFRA Technology. The catalyst belongs to a family of pelletized catalysts for fixed-bed catalytic reactors. It appears as black cylindrical granules with a slight metallic reflection. The main function is the catalysis of the Fischer-Tropsch process, or the reaction between carbon monoxide and hydrogen with the formation of heavier hydrocarbons, mostly liquid hydrocarbons C5+. The main active component is cobalt metal.
INFRA has started industrial production at its own newly built factory. In parallel, the catalyst is also being transferred for mass fabrication to an US manufacturer.