Clean Low Carbon Liquid Fuels
Why Synthetic Fuels?
Accelergy is commercializing the leading next-generation synthetic fuel production technologies with high overall thermal efficiency, a reduced greenhouse gas footprint and lower unit costs than current refining methods. Our proprietary processes convert natural gas, biomass or coal into a range of low carbon fuels from gasoline to diesel to high performance synthetic jet fuel.
Accelergy deploys industry leading gas-to-liquid technologies coupled with our proprietary TerraSync® carbon capture and recycle technologies to produce economical low carbon gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. First we convert natural gas to a simple alcohol, methanol, which can then be converted into synthetic gasoline or sold as a chemical plant feedstock. Having two relatively independent markets provides the flexibility to maximize the profitability of our projects based on market conditions. Both the methanol and gasoline produced from our process meet all of the industry standards and are truly a drop-in replacement. No complicated and costly upgrading or expensive distribution infrastructure is required.
TerraSync®, the proprietary biological carbon capture and recycle technology developed by Accelergy, is a highly disruptive, cost-effective method for CO2 mitigation. The TerraSync® process begins with the CO2 produced from our liquids production technology. The CO2 passes through a photo bioreactor that is growing concentrated algae. The algae is derived from locally available cyanobacteria, harvested from soils adjacent to the facility. Once the growth cycle is complete, the algae is blended with proprietary additives to produce a bio-fertilizer which is then distributed on crops, continuing to capture CO2from the atmosphere as it grows. The additional capture of CO2 is the power behind the TerraSync® system. For every ton of CO2 processed in the photo bioreactor, many additional tons of CO2 are removed from the atmosphere on a life cycle basis. The leveraging effect of the process is a low cost CO2 mitigation solution that allows our fuels to meet many low carbon fuel requirements.
Accelergy owns the most efficient proprietary technology for the conversion of coal into high value transportation liquids. Microcatalytic® Direct Liquefaction technology, initially developed by a global energy company, produces fuels more efficiently and with greatly reduced capital requirements than fuels produced by the Fischer-Tropsch process. Microcatalytic® Direct Liquefaction has been proven on a commercial scale and is currently being demonstrated on Chinese coal in a pilot facility in Beijing. Accelergy is advancing the approval process for a large scale diesel fuels production facility to be located in Erdos, Inner Mongolia Province, China.