BIOREFINERY AT A GLANCE

 

Metrics for the First Biorefinery

Plant Inputs

   Biomass

255,664 Tons

   Oxygen

Varies with feedstock

Plant Outputs

   Gasoline

17.9 MM Gallons

    Water

6.5 MM Gallons

    Carbon Dioxide

196,000 Tons

    Electricity

10 MW

 

Green Gasoline Biorefinery

Feedstock Flexibility: Although CORE’s Biomass-to-Gasoline process has been designed to use waste wood, it can process a wide range of renewable biomass feedstocks. Potential feedstock sources include railroad ties, dedicated fibre crops (e.g., high yield poplar species, switchgrass, and perennial grasses), agricultural residues, bagasse, and sorted municipal solid waste.

Electricity Production: Our process is exothermic, that is, it generates heat. The heat is captured to drive steam turbines, generating enough electricity to power the biorefinery equipment. Once running, the biorefinery is designed to be self-sufficient.

By-Products: The Green Gasoline process does not produce any toxic waste products. By-products include:

  • Water: Pure water, available for industrial use or when re-mineralized, irrigation or release into the watershed.
  • Carbon dioxide: Biomass sourced and GHG-neutral; can be captured for industrial use (e.g., greenhouses).
  • Inert ash: Contains only the minerals present in the original feedstock, suitable for soil enhancement or re-mineralizing water for irrigation.