Genifuel Technology

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 renewable fuels. 

Application of Biocrude Oil and Natural Gas
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 fuel. 

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
See a block-flow diagram showing the major components and steps in the Genifuel process.