TechConnect Innovation Program

Production of Drop-in Biojet and Biodiesel from Nonedible and Renewable Resources

Energia Technologies, Inc., California, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Our patented biofuel technology utilizes selective deoxygenation to efficiently convert nonedible bio-oils into high quality biojet and biodiesel fuels for operation in existing engine platform. Our unique technology is feedstock flexible, cost effective and can leverage existing refinery infrastructure for dual processing of petroleum and bio-oils.

Primary Application Area: Renewable & Hydrogen Energy

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Our value proposition is lower capital and operating costs, high leverage of current fuel production & distribution infrastructure and rapid commercialization through easier technology adoption.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)

Showcase Booth #: 745

Website: www.energiatechnologies.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Energia Technologies currently receives Phase II Option 2 funding from DOD SBIR/STTR for production of larger quantities of biojet/biodiesel for engine testing. Our biofuel program funding history is as follows:
Phase I base effort (ONR, Navy STTR, $70K, 2009), Phase I option effort (ONR, Navy STTR, $30K, 2009), Phase II base effort (ONR, Navy STTR, $500K, 2010), Phase II option 1 effort (ONR, Navy STTR, $250K, 2012), Phase II option 2 effort (ONR, Navy STTR, $260K, 2013-2015).

Primary Sources of Funding: Venture Capital, Corporate Venture Capital, Corporate Partner, Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners