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Velocys: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Company description: Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids (GTL) and biomass-to-liquids (BTL) plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. The Situation: In March 2014, Velocys, Waste Management, NRG Energy, and Ventech Engineers International announced a joint venture to develop gas-to-liquids plants in the United States and other select geographies. […]

February 10, 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

Biorefinery 2015 – The Shape of advanced biofuels to come – Part II

In Part I of our special two-part series, we looked at changing financial structures. Today in part II, we look at a new set of technologies coming along that are redefining our ideas about scale and cost. As seen in part I of Biorefinery 2015: the first wave of cellulosic biofuels projects are now reaching […]

March 26, 2013 More

Biofuels Digest 5-Minute Guides released for Altranex, Muradel, NexSteppe, Oxford Catalysts Group, Velocys, SG Biofuels

Biofuels Digest has released the next wave of its 5-Minute Guides – a “news you can use” digest on the leading companies in biofuels. Each 5-Minute Guide provides a company description, top development and commercialization, milestones for from 2010 through today, description of the business model; plus project info (location, feedstocks, product set, processing technology, […]

December 17, 2012 More

Oxford Catalysts Group, Velocys: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

Company description:   (includes Oxford Catalysts Ltd, based near Oxford, UK and Velocys, Inc., based in Plain City, Ohio). The Oxford Catalyst Group Develops of catalysts and microchannel reactor technology for the generation of clean fuels from both conventional fossil fuels and biomass Address:  115e Milton Park, Oxford OX14 4RZ, UK Year founded: 2001: Velocys, Inc. […]

December 17, 2012 More

Little Big Tech: Can Fischer-Tropsch technology work at smaller scale?

While companies pursue alternatives to Fischer-Tropsch technologies, Velocys is seeking to make F-T work economically with micro-reactors. In last week’s Digest, Robert Rapier aptly stated the challenge in front of XTL technologies – companies whose primary focus is gas-to-liquids (GTL), coal-to-liquids (CTL), or biomass-to-liquids (BTL): “The two major problems with any of the XTL technologies […]

November 20, 2012 More

Codexis, Velocys, Cool Planet join Advanced Biofuels Association

In Washington, Codexis, Velocys, and CoolPlanet have joined the Advanced Biofuels Association, bringing its roster to 40 member companies. “Our members are demonstrating real world success every day by moving advanced replacement fuels from the beaker to the barrel, all in record time, without a lifetime of federally subsidized handouts,” said ABFA President Michael McAdams. The […]

March 2, 2012 More

Oxford Catalyst Group to launch microchannel reactor technology in Brazil

In the UK, Oxford Catalyst Group is poised to deploy microchannel reactor technology in a 50 bbl/d BTL plant planned to be operational in Brazil by 2012. A joint venture between SGC Energia and an un-named partner, the plant will utilize a biomass-to-liquids process demonstrated at a pilot plant in Gossing, Austria. Velocys, the company […]

May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Oxford Catalysts Group, Velocys raise $33.8M for biofuels commercialization

In the UK, the Oxford Catalysts Group has raised £21 million before expenses from the conditional placing of 26,250,000 new shares, which will be used to accelerate the Group’s ongoing transition from a research and development organisation to a commercial product company. In particular, additional staff will be hired to support its commercial and manufacturing […]

February 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Velocys getting 4X productivity out of small-scale Fischer-Tropsch system

In Austria, Velocys has reported that its biomass-to-liquids demonstration plant, jointly operated with SGC Energia producing over 0.75 kg of Fischer-Tropsch liquids per literof catalyst per hour – 4 to 8 times greater productivity than conventional systems. At the TCS Symposium in Iowa this week, Velocys exec Jeff McDaniel  said that the company’s pilot is […]

September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments More