about illinois clean fuels

better fuels for a better future.

who we are

Illinois Clean Fuels is developing recycling and synthetic fuel plants that convert municipal garbage into jet fuel, paired with carbon capture and storage. This better-than-net-zero process provides a cost-effective route to help decarbonize some of the most difficult-to-decarbonize sectors of the world economy.

The recycling plants on the front end of our supply chain process residual municipal solid waste that otherwise would have been landfilled or incinerated, providing next-generation municipal solid waste management solutions for the communities we serve. These plants recover valuable raw materials and low-carbon energy that can be used at either a synthetic fuel plant or a cement plant. 

what we do

ICF will produce large quantities of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (“SAF”) at price parity with conventional jet fuel. ICF’s process is NOT a technology innovation. It is the aggregation and integration of a century-old chemical process with modern engineering developments that allow for the use of biomass as feedstock. Our feedstock supply chain will consist of a decentralized network of many advanced Material Recovery Facilities (“MRFs”) designed to process raw Municipal Solid Waste (“MSW”) and recover energy and recyclable raw materials. ICF is developing a portfolio of such projects in parallel with our synthetic fuel plant.

ICF’s competitive advantage comes from the integration of four key technologies that work synergistically minimize production cost and maximize environmental performance:


Using waste as a feedstock reduces feedstock cost vs biomass, coal, pet coke, or nat gas, and cheaply sourcing biogenic carbon that would otherwise be a liability if landfilled.

Efficient rail and/or barge supply chains aggregate the feedstock stream and affordably transport it for processing.
Properly scaled synfuel plant design reduces conversion costs to the point that we create a viable economic value chain with a lower production cost than fracking.
Carbon capture & sequestration (“CCS”) radically reduces lifecycle carbon intensity of the fuel, which in combination with biogenic input carbon eliminates the climate impact of its production.
Every current source of SAF costs more to produce than conventional fuels. The first layer of sustainability is financial. Anything is unsustainable if it is not economically viable. Working together, sustainable fuels production and municipal waste management can eliminate cost barriers and implement new advanced technologies, delivering unprecedented environmental and climate benefits in a way that is economically superior to landfilling, incineration, and conventional jet fuel production.

our marketing

who we serve

ICF sells fuel. This means we compete directly with, and act as a substitute for oil. Our SAF is a drop-in replacement conventional jet fuel. Our customers are primarily Airlines. ICF can deliver SAF at price parody with the conventional jet fuel used by commercial airlines.


790 Estate Drive
Suite 200
Deerfield, IL 60015

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(503) 750-1633