Carbon Cycle Solution technologies can transform any inorganic carbonaceous material into ultra-clean fuels including gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and ethanol. Natural gas, CO2, motor oil, tar sands, oil refinery residues and all grades of coal may be used to produce low-emission fuels with the same fuel characteristics as biofuels produced from the same process. While these fuels are not green (fossil fuels are not renewable and generate CO2 in their production), the fuel manufacturing process does not increase greenhouse gas emissions. These synthetic fuels have a significantly smaller carbon footprint than standard petroleum fuels but meet or exceed the performance of standard fuels and are competitively priced. CCS clean fuels are all 100% operable within existing vehicle and fuel transportation infrastructure.
Carbon Cycle technology can utilize as clean energy feedstock many unwanted carbon streams that include municipal solid waste, sewage, forest debris, waste coal, agricultural residue and oil refinery residues.
The technology can use waste gases equally well including stranded natural gas, coal gas and industrial CO2 emissions. Because of the waste nature of these, many can be purchased at a very low cost. In some cases, producers of these potential feedstock materials may pay a fee to get dispose of these materials as is the case with waste management companies or municipalities that pay a tipping fee to dispose of MSW. Converting these materials to clean energy often will result in lower fuel production costs and a reduction in carbon footprint. Even the use of inorganic materials such as waste coal still generates a smaller carbon footprint than commercial coal as this material was already mined and emitting CO2.
Waste carbon feedstock can often be tied to a long-term purchase agreement not subject to price fluctuations of commercial fossil fuels enabling energy producers to better budget their production costs.