Tag: Primus Green Energy

Primus Green Energy: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Primus’ liquid fuel synthesis technology is a proprietary low cost  process to convert syngas to gasoline, jet fuel and aromatic chemicals directly, without the need for further treatment. The result is a highly efficient process, producing approximately 5 gallons of drop-in transportation fuels per mmBTU of natural gas. The process produces drop-in fuels that are ready for […]

April 17, 2014 More

It’s 2014: get cracking!

Hydrotreating, catalytic cracking, pyrolysis, metathesis, supercritical, and catalytic reforming. It’s the big new wave heading for biofuels and biobased chemicals at scale. The secret word in the bioeconomy for 2014 starts with a C. Carbon? Chemicals? Cellulosic? Close, but guess again. Yep, it’s cracking. That is, breaking down the biobased feedstock with heat, pressure and […]

January 29, 2014 More

Biofuels, True North, natural gas, and Primus Green Energy

Primus Green Energy recently completed a landmark technology demonstration — and heads off to scale with a catalytic technology for making $2.00 gasoline. But, in shifting to natural gas as a feedstock for the first commercial, are they still in the renewable fuels space at all? Out there in the land of technologies, there are […]

November 14, 2013 More

Primus Green Energy commissions 100,000 Gallon-per-year GTL plant

One of the first demonstration plants to convert natural gas directly into drop-in, 93-octane gasoline In New Jersey, Primus Green Energy announced the commissioning of its up to 100,000 gallon-per-year natural gas-to-gasoline pre-commercial demonstration plant at its Hillsborough facility. “As one of the first plants in the nation to make gasoline directly from natural gas, […]

October 2, 2013 More

“Iron-oxidizing bacteria could be used to convert electricity into biofuel.”

Today on Twitter: PrimusGreen “We are competitive at 25 million gallon scale,” says #Primus CEO in @bdigest franskoster070: Envisaged EU-US free trade talks: EU may also consider easing import restrictions on animal fat #tallow #biofuels RichardMawle: Iron-oxidizing bacteria could be used to convert electricity into biofuel pbndigital: Grove Farm seeks to use 10k Kauai acres for […]

February 5, 2013 More

The New Syngas: New catalysts, opportunities for advanced biofuels

Primus Green Energy looks to an improved syngas-to-gasoline process as a renewable fuel game-changer. Back in the 1970s energy crisis, the Brazilian government now (famously) marched down their path towards energy independence via ethanol produced from sugarcane – but it is less well known that the New Zealand government embarked on a unique program of […]

November 26, 2012 More

Everyday low (fuel) prices: Drop-in advanced biofuels for under $100 per barrel

Brent Crude trades this past week at a transorbital $109 per barrel (West Texas Intermediate at a suborbital, if high, $85). It puts the conventional wisdom that biofuels are too infrastructure incompatible and too costly to the test. Are they? Let’s look today at progress in developing infrastructure-compatible, drop-in advanced biofuels that cost less than […]

November 12, 2012 More

Hybrid, hyperlocal: 5 Paths of the New Fuel Economy

Wondering where biofuels are going in a world of low-cost natural gas and titanic battles over renewable fuel standards? We look at the latest on gas-biomass hybrids, and even further down the line at 5 pathways that may emerge as winners. In April, we took a look at falling natural gas prices and the bio-based […]

July 2, 2012 More

Primus Green Energy shifts from bio-based to natural gas feedstock

In New Jersey, Primus Green Energy has shifted the feedstock for its 5-barrel-per-day demo facility in Hillsborough to shale gas from wood pellets or miscanthus as originally planned. The company’s technology synthesizes feedstock into gasoline using an off-the-shelf catalyst and is meant to break even when oil is at $65 a barrel. More on the […]

June 28, 2012 More

Primus Green Energy starts pilot production of renewable gasoline, breaks ground on demo plant

In New Jersey, Primus Green Energy reports they have produced their first sample of renewable drop-in gasoline through a proprietary combination of biomass conversion technologies that transforms herbaceous and woody biomass, in conjunction with natural gas, into high-octane gasoline. Primus Green Energy recently broke ground on an automated demonstration plant and is planning to break […]

February 17, 2012 More