Expander Energy granted biomass-to-liquid patent, secures CA$300k Alberta Innovates investment
Canada-based developer and licensor of processes to convert carbon sources into valuable synthetic fuels Expander Energy Inc., has announced that its proprietary Biomass-To-Liquids (BTL) process technology has been granted a US patent. Furthermore, the company has recently received CA$300 000 from Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures in the form of a Product Demonstration Program investment.
According to a statement, the proprietary Biomass-To-Liquids (BTL) process “efficiently facilitates” the conversion of biomass and Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) into synthetic diesel, Expander “SynDiesel”.
A premium clean-burning, non-toxic renewable source of fuel that is an affordable environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels, it exceeds all worldwide regulatory classifications for diesel, contains zero sulphur, zero aromatics, has a cetane rating of +80 and is complementary to existing and future engine technologies.
The ramifications of this technology are significant in that communities could virtually be self-sufficient in producing their diesel fuel requirements from their own garbage. Communities and Government are asking for clean sustainable energy resources that are affordable and reliable. We feel Expander has the innovative technology to accommodate these energy challenges and assist in meeting our environmental reduction targets said James Ross CEO of Expander Energy.
In addition, the company recently received CA$300 000 from Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures in the form of a Product Demonstration Program investment to integrate and test their EFT patented process technology into a modular Gas-To-Liquids (GTL) plant currently under construction.
This process technology is the core technology to their portfolio of patented processes in the BTL, GTL, and FTCrude (heavy oil process) environments.