Sundrop Fuels creates the perfected drop-in biofuel: uses any feedstock, generates a low carbon footprint, works in today's engines and energy infrastructure, and produces by far the highest yield per ton of any biofuels production process. The expanded capability of applying its clean syngas production for other chemicals is an important growth market as well.
Sundrop Fuels technology provides for complete flexibility to produce any type of renewable, liquid advanced biofuel, from biobased “green gasoline” to diesel and aviation fuels. These clean “drop-in” biofuels are fully compatible with today’s engines, pipelines and distribution infrastructure. In addition, these biofuels create immediate benefits for both consumers and the environment: A gallon of renewable gasoline contains more than 30 percent more energy value than a gallon of ethanol, while significantly reducing the amount greenhouse gas emissions compared to petroleum fuels.
Our process creates the highest fuel energy yield per ton of biomass of all biofuels processes. Patented Sundrop Fuels bioreforming technology can produce twice as much as conventional gasification processes as well as biochemical-based processes typically used to produce cellulosic ethanol on an energy equivalent basis.
When completed, a single Sundrop Fuels biorefinery will efficiently produce more than 200 million gallons of transportation fuel annually. We will replicate biorefinery units in targeted areas, creating a capability of producing more than a billion gallons annually by 2025 – more than five percent of the nation’s goal to produce 22 billion gallons of advanced renewable fuels by this point.
Sundrop Fuels has completed a successful progression of scale-up activities. These include laboratory-scale demonstrations, a pilot plant facility that was operational from 2009 to 2011, and a process demonstration facility now in operation at North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center. The company’s next commercial biorefinery fuels plant is current in engineering design stage and planned for completion by 2020. The production facility will produce more than 200 million gallons of fuel per year.