Byogy’s process is based on the “sugar platform” . Today, sugar based ethanol is a market commodity with global production rates growing every year. However, much of the R&D these days focuses on developing alternative feedstock based fuels such as algae-based biofuels, plant oil based fuels, and genetically formed biofuels.
These next-generation biofuels are still at least a decade or two away from being economically sustainable and commercially scalable.
Byogy’s process will leverage the existing, ethanol based infrastructure and support the ongoing and growing demand for traditional sugar based biofuels, in part bolstered by government-mandated requirements around the world.
Byogy’s process provides new market opportunities to the ethanol/sugar industry by enabling the conversion of sugar-based feed stocks into conventional advanced “drop-in” liquid bio-fuels.
An illustration of the implementation of Byogy’s technology platform is its simple adaption to existing sugar cane, corn, and cellulosic (when available) ethanol production facilities. This provides existing ethanol producers with a high value co-product in addition to ethanol.
Byogy’s technological process has been developed to convert ordinary ethanol, into advanced biofuels. The ethanol is converted into a mixture of long chain hydrocarbons by catalytic synthesis. The hydrocarbons are then fractionated into renewable jet fuel and gasoline.
This technology is highly flexible and “tunable” in the sense that the process can utilize different alcohols equally effectively including ethanol, propanol, butanol or other convenient and low cost alcohols.
The process parameters can be adjusted to target the production of renewable gasoline or jet fuel or a mixture of the two, depending on market requirements.
In addition, the process can be “tuned” to adjust the specific properties of the fuel to meet customers’ individual requirements.
Byogy’s process can also be used to produce chemical intermediates such as aromatics and other bio-chemicals