The principles of green chemistry are to eliminate
material waste, reduce energy consumption, and maximize use of renewable
and sustainable feedstock. Biofuels, derived from renewable feedstock, is
an emerging green chemistry with significant economic potential because
of its impact on the largest user of liquid hydrocarbons, the
transportation fuel market. However, to succeed in the energy marketplace
as an alternative green chemical product, the production process must be
efficient to be competitive.
Under a sponsored research and commercialization agreement
with The Pennsylvania State University (PSU), the Company is
commercializing processes to improve chemical reactions. The first step
is the improved production of biofuels . The patent pending, proprietary
process produces biofuels more efficiently with fewer process steps and
less hazardous waste. These advanced processes offer significant
production savings over existing technologies.