Mercurius featured in Biofuels International Nov/Dec 2016 issue! "Reaching for the Stars"
Karl Seck speaks at Bioenergy Australia Conference 2016 in Brisbane
Karl Seck presents at ABLC NEXT 2016 in San Francisco
Mercurius to attend 2016 CAAFI General Meeting in Washington, DC
Mercurius Biofuels was founded in 2009 and later incorporated into Mercurius Biorefining. Our mission is to produce a wide range of products from nutraceutical and other chemicals to 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 patented technology to make profitable drop-in hydrocarbon liquid fuels. REACH uses non-food biomass feedstocks including waste from municipalities, forestry, and agriculture. The REACH process is very robust allowing for divergent product streams.
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).