June 25, 2012, Hillsborough, NJ - Primus Green Energy has been working to produce synthetic gasoline from biomass, as well as natural gas.
By David Manly
June 25, 2012, Hillsborough, NJ – Primus Green Energy has been working
to produce synthetic gasoline from biomass, as well as natural gas.
According to an article on MyCentralJersey.com, the resulting fuel with have at least 20 percent fewer carbon emissions than the usual petroleum-based gasoline. This is done through a four-step process of conversion using a series of technological innovations.
Primus is building a demonstration plant that will test the conversion process on wood pellets, miscanthus and natural gas. However, while they will continue to pursue biomass conversion, cost is a big issue.
“We started out wanting to develop ethanol, then moved to biomass,” said Yom-Tov Samia, president of IC Green Energy, the Israeli company that is the sole investor in Primus. “Then we found that natural gas is less expensive.”
For more information, see MyCentralJersey.com.