New Jersey Company Commissions 100,000-Gallon-per-Year Plant
Making Gasoline from Natural Gas, Biomass Feedstocks to Follow
Hillsborough, N.J.-based Primus Green Energy has commissioned a 100,000-gallon-per-year demonstration plant making 93-octane drop-in gasoline from natural gas.
Primus has a process it calls STG+, and wants to use it to produce gasoline, diesel fuel or jet fuel directly from biomass with a first commercial unit capable of making 25 million gallons per year.
Primus claims industry-leading process efficiencies for STG+, as the technology converts more than 70% of natural gas by mass into drop-in fuels, or more than 35% of biomass-derived syngas by mass into drop-in fuels.
‘Bridge to Biomass’
The Hillsborough demonstration unit “marks the final technical milestone before the company moves forward with plans for its first, commercial plant,” Primus says.
The company’s STG+ technology “advances the use of low-cost, abundant natural gas in the production of transportation fuels,” Primus says, “thus enabling the use of natural gas as a true ‘bridge to biomass,’ as Primus will later adopt biomass feedstocks.”
No Government Subsidies
Primus says it built the Hillsborough facility “with no federal or state subsidies, and at a fraction of the cost of demo plants built by other companies in the space.” Israel Corp has invested more than $50 million in Primus.
George Boyajian is Primus business development VP.
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