Biofuel Digest's 2017 Guide to Mercurius and REACH technology: "Faster than Fermentation"
Anne Uyeda speaks at ABLC 2017 in Washington, DC
Karl Seck speaks at Bioenergy Australia Conference 2016 in Brisbane
Karl Seck presents at ABLC NEXT 2016 in San Francisco
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Mercurius Biofuels was founded in 2009 and later incorporated into Mercurius Biorefining. Our mission is to produce a wide range of biomaterials, with a focus on drop-in biofuels for aviation and diesel engines as well as valuable by-products such as FDCA (Read about our FDCA work here). The patented and robust REACH process (Renewable Acid-hydrolysis Condensation Hydrotreating), a novel application of proven technologies, allows for divergent product streams from raw, non-food waste biomass (cellulosic and hemi-cellulosic). Sources of feedstock include municipalities, forestry and agriculture.
Mercurius is developing transformative cellulosic diesel technology.
We are concurrently developing technology to produce a cellulosic jet fuel.
Who was Mercurius Ter Maximus and why was he chosen as a symbol to represent the goals of a company? He is a combination of the gods of writing and of knowledge in their respective Greek and Egyptian cultures. Thus, the Greek god of interpretive communication was combined with the Egyptian god of wisdom as a Roman god of astrology and alchemy. His divine influence over alchemy, which had the goal of turning a plentiful element (lead) into a precious rare element (gold), seemed to fit neatly into the goal of Mercurius Biofuels to commercialize an exclusively licensed process using an innovative catalytic approach that produces diesel, jet fuel and green chemicals (gold) from cellulosic materials. We are able to use municipal wastes, agricultural and forestry production residues or any source that is made up of cellulose or hemi-cellulose (lead).