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G.E.T. Smart - Smart Fuels: Blue Marble Energy Presentation

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G.E.T. Smart - Smart Fuels: Blue Marble Energy Presentation

  1. 1. A smart fuel would be worthless
  2. 2. The Other Oil Problem
  3. 3. Oil Refiners Bulk Chemical Mfr. Specialty Chemical Mfr. Flavor / Fragrance Mfr. Chemical Market
  4. 4. BME Value Pyramid $$$ Specialty Chemicals Value Bulk Chemicals $ Fuels Volume
  5. 5. Chemical Retail Profile tropical, cocoa, iso-propyl formate $1228 / Liter ethereal, solvent camphor, blueberry, voc tert-butyl acetate $308 / Liter exempt 4 Target Chemicals iso-propyl fruity, sweet, $422 / Liter pineapple, banana Millions of liters of each chemical are proprionate sold annually. Demand outstrips supply - months propyl butyrate $407 / Liter apricot, rancid, sweaty long backorders are commonplace.
  6. 6. Cost of Chemical Retail Production iso-propyl formate $1228 / Liter $4.50 / Liter tert-butyl acetate $308 / Liter $4.50 / Liter 4 Target Chemicals iso-propyl $422 / Liter $4.50 / Liter Millions of liters of each chemical are proprionate sold annually. Demand outstrips supply - months propyl butyrate $407 / Liter $4.50 / Liter long backorders are commonplace.
  7. 7. Energy - Equivalent Fuel Prices
  8. 8. Challenges •High volume - low margin •Price parity with gasoline Generation One Fuels
  9. 9. Jatropha Algae Synfuel Challenges •Emphasis still on fuel •high volume - low margin •Price parity with gasoline Generation Two Fuels
  10. 10. How does the petroleum industry make fuel profitable?
  11. 11. They make valuable stuff first!
  12. 12. Carboxylic Acids Esters & Thiols Biomass Ammonia Anaerobic Fermentation Reactors Biogas (Methane, Hydrogen, Hydrogen Sulfide, CO2) Primary Products: Organic Acids, Ammonia BME pathway to co-products Secondary Products: Methane, Hydrogen Sulfide, CO2
  13. 13. AGATE System capable of handling high nitrogen biomass through hybridization of bacteria with specific metabolites Advanced AGATE System Anaerobic Fermentation
  14. 14. $3 per gallon BME Highlights: Core Technologies AGATE Bioreactor System (Acids, Gases, and Ammonia Targeted Extraction): utilizes hybrid polyculture microorganisms to produce carboxylic acids from a broad portfolio of non-sterile biomass Patents Filed MEGAN Reaction Column: esterifies base chemicals with intermediates in a single stage utilizing chromatography & sonochemistry R&D Stage ASHLE (Ammonia Stripping, Hydrogen Liberation Electrolysis): ammonia and hydrogen production from AGATE reactors R&D Stage
  15. 15. The Future Collaboration •not everyone is going to be vertically integrated •recognize where your tech fits into the bigger picture •collaborate, not for my sake but for your own
  16. 16. Thank you! www.bluemarbleenergy.net

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