• "...the bulk of new biofuel production needs to come from advanced biofuels (algae, cellulosic)."

    The International Energy Association
    April 2011
  • "The Saudi assistant petroleum minister had expressed concern that Saudis could be "greened out" of the U.S. fuel market by biofuels like ethanol."

    James Smith
    U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 2010.
  • "...this legislation would also ensure progress made to commercialize advanced ethanol technologies utilizing new feedstocks... is accelerated."

    The American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, the National Corn Growers Association, and the Renewable Fuels Association
    May 2011
  • "...what would happen to US gasoline prices if ethanol production came to an immediate halt. Under a very wide range of parameters, the estimated gasoline price increase would be of historic proportions, ranging from 41% to 92%."

    Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Iowa State University
    April 2011
  • "Another substitute for oil that holds tremendous promise is renewable biofuels...made from things like switchgrass, wood chips, and biomass."

    President Obama
    March 2011
  • "I'm a big supporter of biofuels. But one of the things that's become clear is, is that we need to accelerate our basic research in ethanol and other biofuels that are made from things like woodchips..."

    President Obama
    July 2011

Process Overview

CPRTM is a process that employs a series of proven technologies that are applied in an innovative chain.The process relies upon the basic and proven chemistry of known reactions that have been used successfully, in some cases, for over 100 years. CPRTM achieves high yields through a series of chemical reaction steps each with a very high conversion.
In summary, CPRTM uniquely accomplishes efficient conversion of renewable feedstock into ethanol via three major phases:

  1. Gasification of Biomass into Synthesis Gas - Gasification is widely used in the chemical, petroleum refining and steel industries, as well as generation and cogeneration processes.
  2. Catalyzed Chemical Reactions to Convert Synthesis Gas into Ethanol - Catalysts and catalyzed reactions are the backbone of the chemical manufacturing industry, accounting for 60% of all chemicals produced today, in 90% of chemical processes.
  3. Distillation of Ethanol - Distillation technology is well established, used wherever purified chemicals are needed.

The company has employed significant expertise into the development of its business, including working with third parties to provide independent reviews on key issues, such as:

  • Vaildation of the CPRTM low cost structure;
  • Confirmation of equipment and process scalability from the demonstration plant configuration to the commercial plant; and
  • Identification of fibre supply opportunities for commercial sites.