The Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) process was invented in the early 1900’s by Franz Fischer and Hans Tropsch studying the conversion of coal-derived syngas, a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, into useful compounds such as diesel and gasoline. The F-T process began commercial production in Germany in 1936 to change coal into gasoline as a substitute fuel to run vehicles and airplanes. F-T fuel provided 9% of German war production fuels and 25% of their automotive fuel. F-T fuels have been produced commercially in South Africa since the 1950’s. To date in excess of 2 Billion barrels of synthetic fuel has been produced worldwide.