Small natural gas resources and gases in thousands of oil fields, whose oil production was stopped, presently remain unused. In Germany alone, there are hundreds of oil wells that have run dry. INERATEC®, a spinoff of KIT, has developed small plants to convert methane-containing gases of such wells into synthetic liquid fuel. 40-foot containers accommodate compact Fischer-Tropsch reactors that have only been used on a large scale so far as well as desulfurization and synthesis gas production systems. In spite of its small dimensions, the yield of the plant is remarkable. Together with partners, this new technology was first taken into operation as part of a marketable chemical compact facility in 2016.