Alternative Fuel Production
Ethanol is a renewable fuel that can be produced from synthesis gas (syngas) through a variety of means, either catalytic or biological. U.S. Science & Technology, plans to use a bio-fermentation process to produce ethanol fuel from non-food feedstocks. This process can generate up to 7.7 times as much chemical energy in ethanol as the fossil energy used to produce the fuel and it uses less than 1 gallon of process water for each gallon of ethanol produced.
In addition, the process produces only fuel grade ethanol, not a mixed-alcohol that needs to be separated. This process will allow for ethanol to be cost competitive with gasoline, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the process.