Solena Fuels specializes in the conversion of non recyclable urban waste to drop-in fuels. It’s headquarter is in Washington, USA.
Solena Fuels feedstock utilizes heterogeneous biomass. The non recyclable urban waste including garbage, wood waste and agricultural waste can be used in Selena’s process interchangeably. These wastes otherwise do not find any taker and are destined to go to landfills.
Solena Fuels Integrated Biomass-Gas to Liquid (IBGTL) Technology
Solena’s IBGTL technology to convert low carbon bearing organic waste into fuels is based on its proprietary high temperature plasma gasification technology. The produced fuel is drop-in in nature which means that it is infrastructure compatible and thus do not require modifications in the engines.
The process utilizes Plasma torches as heat source which makes the process capable of utilizing heterogeneous feedstock. Solena’s Proprietary High Temperature Gasification Island (SPGR) technology is the centre of the process. Through SPGR the waste biomass gets converted into synthesis gas called BioSynGas.
Fischer Tropsch (FT)
Velocys will be providing its expertise in FT synthesis to Solena. Velocys’ Fischer Tropsch reactors will convert the conditioned BioSynGas into FT waxes. The waxes will in turn be “cracked” into end products such as jet, diesel and naphtha.
Green Sky London Project
In partnership with British Airways Solena Fuels is building the facility to convert landfill waste into jet fuels. The product is due to be completed in 2017. As an estimate the facility will convert 575,000 tonnes of post-recycled waste into 120,000 tonnes of clean burning liquid fuels. British Airways has made a long-term commitment to purchase all 50,000 tonnes per annum of the jet fuel produced at market competitive rates.
In addition Solena Fuels is working in partnership with Lufthansa to build a facility at Berlin and with Qantas to develop an IBGTL facility in Sydney.