Blue Biofuel achieves complete conversion (99%+) of cellulose to sugars on a repeatable basis

Blue Biofuels, Inc. reported. They have achieved complete conversion (99%+) of the cellulose of king herb into water-soluble sugars on a repeatable basis. This conversion occurs with a reaction time of less than one minute.

This feat was achieved with the company’s 4 upgradey The CTS 2.0 (cellulose to sugar) reactor system designed to allow further process optimization compared to previous systems. Complete conversion is the most efficient use of the feedstock and exceeds previous expectations. Management believes that this will result in lower operating and raw material costs.

CTS technology is a patented mechanical catalytic process close to zero carbon that can convert almost any plant material – grasses, wood, paper, farm waste, yard waste, forest products, fruit casings, nut shells and the cellulosic fraction of municipal solid waste – into Sugars and lignins without the use of expensive chemicals such as liquid acids or bases. The sugars are subsequently processed into biofuels. Lignin can also be converted into biodegradable bioplastics or used in ion exchange resins.

Virtually any biomass can be prepared, mixed with the catalyst, and run through the CTS 2.0 reactor. Cellulose and hemicellulose are broken down and converted to C5 and c6 polysaccharides, leaving high purity lignin as a by-product.

The pre-treatment of the necessary feedstock is to reduce the size, using a shredder and/or hammer, and then mix the feedstock with the catalyst.

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This result provides the company with a solid foundation to move up to the 5 . semi-commercial levely generation system and later on full commercial scale, 6y generation.

Blue biofuels began to develop 5y Generation of CTS reactor based on criteria for successful reactor design 4y obstetric system. The company intends to acquire 5y A generation ready to work during the first half of 2022.

Although Blue Biofuels is pleased with these results, it unfortunately took longer than expected due to the delays it experienced in the supply chain. The COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant shutdowns and closures of suppliers and their suppliers caused longer delivery times for the modifications and improvements to the CTS reactor that were required en route to this outcome. Going forward, the company intends to optimize its supply chain to avoid further delays due to COVID as much as possible.

The administration believes that biofuels from the CTS process will be eligible to receive generous credits for D3 cellulosic renewable fuels (RINs) from the United States government. The D3 RIN is currently priced at about $3.4/gallon of ethanol, which can be earned in addition to the market price of ethanol. This incentive is offered to all domestic cellulosic fuel producers whose fuel is used in the transportation industry. The EPA’s recently proposed revised mandate for cellulosic ethanol is 620 million gallons for 2021, and 770 million gallons for 2022.

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