Better quality, higher purity, higher energy content, higher viscosity, more torque, lower freeze point, and lower emissions.
Synthetic fuels are more pure carbon chains, purposely created with specific number of hydrogens and carbons (CnH(2n+2)) and exclude sulfur. Rather than extracted from existing hydrocarbons – they are put together, as opposed to taken apart.
To create synthetic fuels, Raven first converts the feedstock – biomass, municipal solid waste, bio-solids, industrial waste, sewage, medical waste and methane – into synthetic gas. The synthetic gas produced by Raven has a much higher hydrogen content than competing technologies, meaning that we can produce higher volumes of both hydrogen and synthetic fuel from our feedstock. Raven’s syngas prior to additional polishing is already at 2:1 ratio of hydrogen and carbon-monoxide needed for Fischer-Tropsch reactors.
Essentially, Raven can process anything containing hydrogens and carbons.
Once we have produced the synthetic gas, it is then converted into synthetic diesel and synthetic aviation fuels including Jet A, Jet B and milspec JP-8 using the Fischer-Tropsch process.
Fischer-Tropsch synthetic fuels have higher purity and burn more cleanly than traditional hydrocarbon fuels. They also have higher energy content per carbon content of the fuel, and Fischer-Tropsch jet fuel is less dense than conventional fuel allowing aircraft to fly further on the same load of fuel.