Genifuel's Hydrothermal Processing
Systems produce biocrude oil and renewable natural gas
(methane). The systems can operate in the mode of
Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL), Catalytic Hydrothermal
Gasification (CHG), or both together. When running
in combined HTL and CHG mode, a Genifuel system can
convert more than 85% of the feedstock carbon to
Application of Biocrude Oil and
The biocrude oil produced by the Genifuel Process is
very similar to fossil crude oil, and can be used in the
same way. Specifically, Genifuel biocrude can be
refined in existing refineries to yield gasoline, jet
fuel, and diesel fuel. In addition, it can be
burned directly in a marine engine or other engine
equipped to burn heavy oil, and in this application is
similar to Bunker C or Fuel Oil #6.
The gas we produce is a mixture of
methane and carbon dioxide in approximately a 65/35
ratio. This mixture can be burned directly in
engines to produce electricity, and most major genset
suppliers support this fuel mix. In addition, the
carbon dioxide can be removed to give pure, clean
methane of pipeline quality. This gas has no
sulfur, nitrogen, silanes, or other contaminants.
It can be compressed to CNG or LNG and in this form
provides an exceptionally clean and inexpensive motor
The Genifuel Process is exceptionally clean.
The fuels we produce release no
net new carbon dioxide, since the feedstock is
derived from renewable biomass and wet wastes.
We recover all the plant
nutrients in the feedstock, including the primary
nutrients nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (NPK).
We also recover micro-nutrients such as calcium,
magnesium, iron, coppor, boron, etc. These
nutrients can be used as renewable fertilizer.
The effluent water from our
process is clear, clean, and sterile. In most
cases it can be discharged directly into the
environment under existing regulations.
Block Flow Diagram
block-flow diagram showing the major components
and steps in the Genifuel process.