Carbon Engineering and Greyrock Energy today announced a partnership to develop commercial air-to-fuels (A2F) systems, converting ambient CO2 and renewable power into clean, liquid transportation fuels that can be used in the existing transportation infrastructure.
Carbon Engineering and Greyrock are both leaders in the core technologies required for A2F. Carbon Engineering has developed an industrial process for the extraction of CO2 from the atmosphere, and is leading integration of this system with hydrogen production and fuel synthesis steps. Greyrock Energy is recognized as the leader in small scale gas-to-liquids systems that produce clean, specification liquid fuels from gas feedstocks.
The parties are working on an integrated commercial demonstration plant in Squamish, British Colombia that will convert atmospheric carbon dioxide to low carbon liquid fuels, using scalable processing technologies. Carbon Engineering has already secured the requisite financing for this project from a combination of private investment and from the British Columbia Innovative Clean Energy Fund. Carbon Engineering and Greyrock are concurrently working on plans to develop larger commercial systems in Canada and the United States.
“Carbon Engineering is committed to develop and commercialize technologies to produce ultra-low carbon intensity fuels utilizing atmospheric CO2. We are excited to to work with Greyrock Energy on this and future Air to Fuels projects. Hydrocarbon synthesis from atmospheric CO2 is a wholly transformative technology.” said Adrian Corless, Carbon Engineering’s CEO.
“Greyrock is pleased to be selected by Carbon Engineering for this unique project. We recognize the many years of work that Carbon Engineering has done to capture CO2 from ambient air and believe that commercial systems to produce liquid fuels from this feedstock are within striking distance. Environmental benefits driven by this combination of emerging technologies are substantial.” said Robert Schuetzle, Greyrock’s CEO.
About Carbon Engineering
Recognized as a leader in air capture technologies, Carbon Engineering was founded in 2009 and is funded by private investors including Bill Gates and Murray Edwards. CE grew from academic work conducted on carbon management technologies by Professor David Keith’s research groups at the University of Calgary and Carnegie Mellon University. CE’s mission is to develop and commercialize cost effective, industrial scale, air-capture technologies in order to enable scale-able production of low-carbon fuels. CE has in-house engineering, laboratory research, and operations teams, and is currently running a 1 tonne-CO2/day air capture pilot plant.
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About Greyrock Energy:
Founded in 2006, Greyrock has developed its state of the art Direct Fuel Production™ technology and GreyCat™ catalyst, enabling production of clean liquid fuels from a variety of gas resources, including flare gas, bio-gas, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Greyrock systems enable customers to solve key environmental and energy challenges.
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