Posted on Sep 9, 2012 in , ,

Many of today’s biofuels technologies are promising, yet still require major advances in conversion technology to be commercially viable.  Biofuels production can involve gasification (high capital cost), fermentation (no economies of scale with fermentation equipment) and distillation of ethanol from dilute aqueous solution (high energy cost).

But with Rive’s Molecular Highway technology, larger mesopores in the crystalline zeolite enable large, organic molecules to more easily access active catalytic sites, which can result in higher conversion and selectivity in the conversion process.  This can allow economic conversion of large-molecule intermediates from various bio-feedstocks directly into commercial, low-sulfur transportation fuels compatible with today’s engines and existing fuel distribution infrastructure.