Better Fuels for a Better Future
Imagine if instead of taking our garbage, and throwing it in a landfill, we recovered the raw materials, and recycled the energy into climate friendly transportation fuels to power our economy?
That's what we do.
The Illinois Clean Fuels project will produce 30,000 barrels per day of ultra-clean jet and diesel fuel from municipal garbage.
Our project is a new type of negative emissions technology. Using a gallon of our fuel will not only not create a climate impact, it will be like un-burning an additional gallon of fuel. We will actively prevent climate emissions from landfills or incinerators, and capture and sink large volumes of CO2 into safe and permanent geologic storage. This reuse and control of the carbon lifecycle enables the deep decarbonization of both the treatment of the waste streams we use as feedstock, and the fuels that we will produce.
Our mission is to deliver price-competitive drop-in-replacement diesel and jet fuel in a way that eliminates waste, recovers useful raw materials, protects the climate, and builds sustainable infrastructure meeting our long-term transportation fuel needs in a world without easy access to oil.
Our project is designed to maximize the both the economic efficiency and environmental performance of synthetic fuel production. The project will demonstrate a new commercial reality: Renewables can compete directly with oil as a source of transportation fuels, and deliver more consistent and greater returns from a higher-quality asset, with better longevity, with or without subsidy.
We believe we can achieve an unsubsidized production cost of $39/bbl brent crude equivalent, making the synthetic fuel we produce lower cost than new sources of oil from fracking, deepwater, or tarsands.
And we do it all within a proven and bankable technology envelope, in partnership with the world's leading transportation, oil and gas, and waste companies.
Together, we will close the loop, and build the circular carbon economy, with a positive environmental, social, and economic impact.