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Mercurius publishes Summer 2011 edition of the Mercurius Times Read More
Mercurius Biofuels is mentioned in SAFN Report Read More
Mercurius Biofuels technology featured in Biorefinery Magazine Read More
Mercurius Biofuels was founded in 2009 and later incorporated into Mercurius Biorefining. Our mission is to produce profitable drop-in fuel (Jet Fuel and Diesel) through a process of novel applications of existing technologies. Mercurius uses Renewable Acid-hydrolysis Condensation Hydrotreating (REACH) technology, a patent pending technology to make profitable drop-in hydrocarbon liquid fuels. REACH uses non-food biomass feedstocks including waste from 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).