Tag: Mercurius

Tech for the cheap oil era: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Mercurius and REACH technology

Tech for the cheap oil era: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Mercurius and REACH technology

March 27, 2017 |

Mercurius says it “has the technology and processes that will, for the first time, make the production of cellulosic biofuels profitable while meeting the needs of the diesel and jet fuel markets and satisfying government requirements.” Behind Mercurius is REACH technology — significantly faster than fermentation – taking 2-3 hours versus 2 or more days. […]

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Faster than fermentation: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Mercurius and REACH technology

Faster than fermentation: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Mercurius and REACH technology

January 24, 2017 |

Mercurius says it “has the technology and processes that will, for the first time, make the production of cellulosic biofuels profitable while meeting the needs of the diesel and jet fuel markets and satisfying government requirements.” Behind Mercurius is REACH technology — significantly faster than fermentation – taking 2-3 hours versus 2 or more days. […]

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Davis, Mercurius advance on ultra low-cost renewable chemicals

Davis, Mercurius advance on ultra low-cost renewable chemicals

October 2, 2016 |

In California, Mercurius Biorefining has furthered its partnership with UC Davis to develop first-of-its-kind technology for production of furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA). While current approaches to the commercialization of FDCA use fructose as a feedstock, the Mercurius-UC Davis process operates from raw biomass. Early cost estimates from the partners? “It will be lower in cost than […]

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REACHing towards cellulosic fuels: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Mercurius

REACHing towards cellulosic fuels: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Mercurius

December 29, 2015 |

Mercurius says it “has the technology and processes that will, for the first time, make the production of cellulosic biofuels profitable while meeting the needs of the diesel and jet fuel markets and satisfying government requirements.” Management estimates there to be approximately a 2-3x cost advantage over competing technologies both as to capital and operating […]

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Eight under $70: which biofuels ventures can beat out cheap oil?

Eight under $70: which biofuels ventures can beat out cheap oil?

January 12, 2015 |

Oil prices continue to show incredible volatility. $106 in June, $50 today. Which biofuels ventures have the pro-formas to make money in a tough market?  The Digest investigates. We have written it elsewhere that “good companies make money in good markets, but great companies make money in tough markets,” and by most accounts, the $50 oil […]

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4 minutes with…Karl Seck, President, Mercurius Biorefining

4 minutes with…Karl Seck, President, Mercurius Biorefining

November 25, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the advanced bioeconomy. Mercurius is on a mission to develop and commercialize our liquid phase catalytic process that efficiently converts any biomass into drop-in, hydrocarbon jet fuel and diesel as well as green chemicals. The technology is called REACH which stands for Renewable Acid-hydrolysis Condensation Hydrotreating, […]

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The 11 hottest slides on advancing aviation biofuels, from ABLC

The 11 hottest slides on advancing aviation biofuels, from ABLC

April 24, 2014 |

Experts from Solena Fuels, British Airways, the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI),  the US Navy, the Federal Aviation Administration, Amyris,  Byogy, Gevo, BioProcess Algae, Virent, Mercurius, and ARA were among the highlight presenters at the 5th annual Global Aviation Biofuels Summit, an integrated part of ABLC, the annual bioeconomy conference now underway in Washington, […]

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Cobalt, Mercurius, BioProcess Algae, Frontline land $17.7M in military biofuels grants

Cobalt, Mercurius, BioProcess Algae, Frontline land $17.7M in military biofuels grants

April 23, 2013 |

Pilot-scale biorefineries for drop-in military diesel, jet fuel the focus of the DOE’s latest grant round. In Washington, the US Department of Energy announced up to $17.7 million in grants to four pilot-scale biorefinery projects aimed at military-spec hydrocarbon fuels. Cobalt Technologies, Mercurius Biofuels, BioProcess Algae and Frontline BioEnergy were selected for negotiation. Recipients are […]

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New Kids on the Block: 12 hot bio-based technologies worth watching (Part 2)

New Kids on the Block: 12 hot bio-based technologies worth watching (Part 2)

June 26, 2012 |

Part 2: As the biobased revolution moves into the commercialization stage, new products and enabling technologies continue to surface that offer tantalyzing opportunities. In yesterday’s Part I, we looked at 6 innovation-stage companies worth keeping a close eye on – some practically brand-spanking new – others have been flying under the radar for several years. […]

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