Synthetic Fuels

Synthetic Fuels

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.

Synthetic fuels

Superior product

Better quality, higher engine output and greater torque.

High performance

Higher energy content per carbon content of fuel.

More reliable

Better flowability, lower freeze point and higher viscosity.

High cetane numbers, a near-zero sulfur content and very low aromatic levels

Reduce NOx by 16.7%, smoke emissions by 40.3%, hydrocarbons by 49%, carbon-monoxide by 33%, and particulate-matter by 21%.


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