Our mission is fast-tracking commercial projects, jump-starting the revolution in green energy and driving it past its tipping point.
The launch of our New Energy Biomass Refineries will reshape where the world will get its fuel and electricity for the love of our planet.
Are we doing this for our health? Absolutely. And for our children’s and grandchildren’s. Because clean air and water ought to be an inalienable right, a human right.
For too long fossil fuels have monopolized the nation’s energy choices. Oil and coal are incontestably huge contributors to not only American politicians but to America’s air and water pollution. So it’s essential that Americans trim their fossil dependency. Which is why the U.S. federal government mandates it through the Clean Air Act and regulatory actions. Countries like Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and all of Europe and Asia have signed on to reduce their carbons through innovative tech-solutions that are now a reality to build.
This isn’t just an energy and environmental revolution. It’s a revolution in agriculture. The farmers are the new patriots on the front line, revitalizing farm economics and rural communities as they grow their nation’s new energy crops. Primarily, the stalks and straw left over from the annual grain harvests of corn and wheat.
Every year in the U.S. alone, the 130 million acres of straw and stalks could feed 500-600 biomass refineries, produce 16 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol to replace gasoline, plus enough plant fiber (lignin) to generate about 27,000 MW of renewable, dependable base-load electric power. And not just when the wind blows or the sun shines.
Used in place of gasoline, homegrown ethanol made from grain cuts greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) by 34%, toxics by 13%, carbon monoxide by 30%, and fine particulate matter by 50%.* Making cellulosic ethanol from stalks and straw ramps up the environmental gains even greater. Our biomass refining process itself can be carbon-neutral or even carbon-negative. While traditional grain ethanol production is about 20% to 30% below the baseline of gasoline carbons as measured by California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), the cellulosic ethanol gallons from a New Energy Biomass Refinery can be more than 100% below the carbon baseline of grain ethanol and more than 140% below the gasoline carbon baseline. We expect by 2022 to be delivering some of the lowest carbon transportation fuel to the state of California and other low-carbon fuel states and countries that are following California’s lead.
*Source: Renewable Fuels Association, 2015