Empyrean West is a finance company that unites foreign investment with US ventures by deploying regional centers developed through the USCIS EB-5 visa program. Empyrean West is experienced with projects ranging from developing Hyatt Hotels to master planned communities. US Fuel and Empyrean are negotiating an agreement where Empyrean will support US Fuel by raising project equity.
Renewed World Energies, Inc. (RWE), a majority owned subsidiary of Aventura Equities, Inc. (OTC pink: AVNE), is an industry leader in algae systems. RWE offers the world's first commercially viable, fully automated closed algae system capable of manufacturing algae oil. The RWE system circulates the water, nutrients, and CO2 required to grow the algae through the tank and panels, with the entire process continuously monitored and the growth environment automatically adjusted to maximize output.
When the algae are ready to harvest, an automated process sends the algae through multiple screening processes for final delivery to an oil processing plant. Algae products range from synthetic bio-fuel, algae cake for livestock feed, to raw materials used in the pharmaceutical, natural food and cosmetics industries.
As part of the US Fuel - RWE joint venture, upon the commencement of construction of the first US Fuel CTL facility in Kentucky, RWE will locate its component manufacturing and spare parts distribution center in Kentucky, to co-locate with a planned US Fuel facility. The RWE system is designed for mass production, low cost, and easy assembly and will bring additional jobs toKentuckywhile supporting the infrastructure for the new coal-toliquids industry there.
Emery Energy Company, LLC is a leading technology developer and equipment supplier of advanced thermo-chemical technologies that convert carbonaceous feedstocks such as: biomass, municipal/industrial wastes and coal into higher value products including: power, fuel and chemicals.
Possessing a deep domain knowledge in thermochemical process technologies, Emery approaches technology selection in a manner that enables Emery to create the greatest value for customers by matching technologies to meet specific and diverse project requirements.
The Emery technology has been funded, in-part, by the U.S. Dept. of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Wyoming - all under competitive, technology-driven solicitations.
Emery will provide the coal gasification process for the US Fuel 300 TPD CTL Facility. The Emery Bubbling Fluid Bed Gasifier technology, a process with a demonstrated track record of success in commercial gasification plants ranging in process capacity from 20 to 500 tons per day, will be licensed to US Fuel, with exclusive rights available to US Fuel for deployment in the Commonwealth of Kentucky upon achievement of certain deployment milestones.
Information on Emery's Bubbling Fluidized Bed gasifier can be found here. Emery BFB Technology
1st Resource Group, Inc. (1RG) capitalizes on intellectual property developed by 1RG, its partners, associates and through work-for-hire relationships that enables the scaling of the "Fischer-Tropsch" process to support a variety of operations.
The market focus of 1RG is the deployment of scaled Fischer-Tropsch units in domestic and international gas fields. The purpose of such deployment is to convert a small portion of the abundant supply of natural gas to clean synthetic fuel. The conversion unit will be particularly useful in its application to stranded gas fields.
US Fuel and 1RG will collaborate to jointly
- Develop a proprietary process to clean and condition coal-derived synthesis gas - syngas (the "Gas Conditioning Process");
- Develop a proprietary process to convert that cleaned and conditioned syngas into liquid fuel (the "GTL Process"); and
- Integrate the Gas Conditioning Process and the GTL Process with a 300 ton-per-day (TPD) gasifier to produce approximately 525 barrels (22,050 gallons) of liquid fuel, consisting of approximately 50% diesel and 50% jet fuel (the "300 TPD CTL Facility").
US Fuel, jointly with 1RG shall own the Gas Conditioning Process and the GTL Process, with US Fuel having exclusive world-wide rights to use the Gas Conditioning Process and the GTL Process on all projects in which coal is the feedstock and 1RG has exclusive world-wide rights to use the Gas Conditioning Process and GTL Process on all projects in which natural gas is the feedstock. US Fuel and 1RG will joint venture on any project involving a feedstock other than coal and natural gas.
The 300 TPD CTL Facility will be developed as a template capable of being rapidly replicated on multiple sites.