Instead of expensive sugar-based feedstocks, we start with clean, abundant and low-cost natural gas. This avoids using land needed for food production.
Using proprietary genetic-engineering techniques, we tailor naturally occurring biochemical pathways of a methanotroph, an organism that can use methane as its sole source of energy and carbon.
Oxygen is combined with methane, and the methanotrophs produce high-quality animal feed and valuable high-purity chemical intermediates and energy blendstocks.
Use of renewable energy to operate the facility, combined with recovery and sequestration of by-product carbon dioxide results in production of best-in-class products that would otherwise require petroleum refining.
The overall process results in high-efficiency conversion of low-cost feedstock to valuable products at best-cost economics.