UK cleantech company announces breakthrough in 2nd gen biofuel technology

Sat 23 January 2021 View all news

A Redcar-based cleantech company - Nova Pangaea Technologies - has announced what it says is a breakthrough in its proprietary second-generation biofuel technology which will significantly reduce its customers' costs and enable the introduction of advanced biofuels.

The company says that it has proven a new process route which significantly reduces the customer’s capital expenditure and delivers attractive economic returns.

Nova Pangaea says that its REFNOVA technology sustainably converts forestry and agricultural residues into sustainable biochemicals and biopolymers and drop-in products for biofuels. The technology is a world-first, patented process developed by the Redcar, UK based company.

CEO Sarah Ellerby said: “This is a game-changer for Nova Pangaea Technologies and of course our customers. 

"The new technology suite offers up to six configurations which focus on the output products such as biochar and non-fossil fuel derived activated carbon and advanced biofuels with a pathway to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

“In addition to decarbonizing transport fuels via the implementation of E10, we need to consider reducing the dependency on coal for the production of activated carbon and move to a bio-carbon approach. REFNOVABLACK is a right here, right now process to produce 100% sustainable products and renewable fuel sources economically. REFNOVABLACK brings additional benefits to users wherever governments introduce a carbon tax or emissions trading scheme.”

Late last year Nova Pangaea Technologies announced that it had successfully developed and trialled its first E10 fuel on a motorcycle at its headquarters in Redcar, using second-generation non-food feedstocks and converting them into valuable products, including biofuels.

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