Eco-Oil’s patented catalytic process creates fossil-free petrol, diesel and jet-fuel from energy crops, forest or agricultural residues, sawdust etcetera, by using a metallurgic catalysis containing noble metals. It is a heterogeneous catalysis in which the catalyst occupies a different phase than the reactants and products.
The refinery process is very simple and compact and requires only three steps; two catalytic and one hydration - compared with a traditional refinery process for fossil fuel that requires a vast amount of catalytic steps and a spacious refinery plant design.
Even though the refinery process is scaled-down drastically, it can still produce a large quantity of fuel while being operated under low pressure. The technology has allowed the engineers at Eco-Oil to accommodate a large number of reactors into a micro-refinery in the size of a shipping container that can either be self-sustained or built together modularly to form a larger plant to scale-up production and add redundancy. Each micro-refinery container is able to produce between 15 to 30 million litres of petrol, diesel or jet-fuel per year.