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Maverick Synfuels uses proven, clean-energy technology to convert low-value feedstocks such as natural gas, purpose-grown biomass, waste biomass, and landfill/industrial waste into high-value chemicals and fuels at a relatively low overall cost. Maverick’s primary products are diesel/jet fuel, propylene (polypropylene) and mixed alcohols. Secondary products include methanol, bio-LPG, and heat or steam at larger refineries.
Maverick’s spoke-and-hub distributed plants produce transportable intermediates in the form of methanol or olefins, which are more economical to transport than raw feedstock. Olefins, produced directly or via methanol, serve as the building blocks for multiple high-value products such as diesel, jet fuel, methanol and propylene, the main ingredient for bio-plastics and specialty chemicals. The choice of which route to take depends on a number of factors, including the feedstock, the location, the size of the plant, and the product needs of the local market.
Methanol: Methane-rich feedstocks are well suited for the production of methanol. There is a large commercial market for methanol, so the methanol may initially be sold to this market while Maverick is planning or constructing central hubs.
Diesel/Jet Fuel: Maverick’s diesel and jet fuels are clean burning low sulfur fuels that, when blended, meets all required ASTM standards.
Propylene: Whether we initially produce a mixture of olefins, or convert methanol to a mixture of olefins, we have patent-pending processes to convert the mixture to pure propylene. Because this propylene can be derived from bio-based feedstocks, the resulting polypropylene is a bio-based polymer with the same properties as crude oil-derived polypropylene.
Mixed-Alcohol: With 80-85% of the energy of gasoline, Maverick’s mixed-alcohol biofuel is a superior replacement for ethanol in gasoline blends, and can eliminate the use of gasoline in flexible-fuel vehicles. Maverick’s mixed-alcohol biofuels are cleaner-burning than gasoline, and are distribution-channel friendly. Unlike first generation ethanol-based biofuels that rely on edible feedstocks, Maverick’s gasification-based process can convert biomass in the form of wastes (crop, timber, landfill, etc.) or purpose-grown feedstocks (such as Switchgrass, Miscanthus, and other grasses) into biofuels, and conventional feedstocks, such as natural gas, into alternative fuels.
Bio-LPG: Some of our processes also produce a by-product that has the energy density of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Because the boiling point of this product is significantly lower than that of our other products, this by-product can be easily obtained and shipped to a variety of end-users. For example, the LPG-like product can be used to heat homes, as a cooking fuel, and as a transportation fuel.