A Breakthrough Thermocatalytic Process
SynSel’s biorefineries utilize a thermocatalytic process to convert non-food biomass feedstock like wood waste from mill operations and forest residue into synthetic gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuel. The thermocatalytic conversion process consists of 5 key steps including:
- Feedstock sizing & moisture control to specification
- Distillation to remove trace aromatics
- Product recovery to separate the biofuel into gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuel
The Conversion Process
In addition to the generated biofuel, the thermocatalytic conversion process produces close to zero life-cycle carbon dioxide emissions while also producing marketable commodities like: biogenic carbon dioxide, biochar, nitrogen-based fertilizer, and process heat. These commodities are to be further leveraged by SynSel’s Enviro Industrial parks to create value-add products and services from the agricultural, food and beverage, and industrial manufacturing sectors.