Vertimass Receives Go from US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) After Completing Intermediate Technology Validation
Vertimass LLC announced completion of intermediate technology validation from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO), which verified performance against negotiated milestones, provided progress on scale-up, and reviewed Vertimass’ estimated cost for their transformative catalytic technology. Vertimass believes this BETO verification paves the way for Vertimass to move to the demonstration scale of this important technology for converting sustainable ethanol into fungible gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel blend stocks and the chemical building blocks benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX). Source: PR Newswire, 8/21/2017.
TCGR Notes: Vertimass is offering an oligomerization process from corn ethanol and using Technip FMC as its EPC scale-up partner. It seems a classic variant to methanol-to-gasoline (MTG).