Updated on 6 September 2012
The renewable hydrocarbon products from IH2 process are ready to use as transportation fuels and blend stocks without further upgrading. It's a one-stop bio-refinery.
How will the IH2 technology help Aquaflow develop a sustainable biofuel?
CRI supplies both the customized proprietary catalyst systems for IH2 technology and the license for the process technology. The IH2 technology converts a broad range of biomass, including algae, wood, agricultural residues, municipal solid wastes directly into renewable hydrocarbons spanning the gasoline, jet and diesel range. The fuels and blend stocks produced using the technology have been calculated to be nearly ‘carbon-neutral' with greater than 90 percent reduction in greenhouse gases relative to traditional fossil fuels (according to Professor David Shonnard at Michigan Technological University).
The IH2 technology and catalyst available from CRI complements Aquaflow's "multi-biomass" technology by ensuring high conversion of algal, wood and cellulosic materials into gasoline, jet and diesel range hydrocarbon fuels and blend stocks.
Additional by-products from the IH2 process include high pressure steam, fresh water, bio-char, renewable CO2, an aqueous concentrated ammonia or ammonium sulphate fertilizer and residual inorganic material (ash). Each of these valuable streams are potential sources of revenue from a combined Aquaflow "multi-biomass" front end and CRI catalyst with licensed IH2 technology back-end system.