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Characterisation of Hydrofaction™ Oil as Renewable Fuel: Challenges and Opportunities

Prem Pal1, Dan Wispinski1 and Sergios Karatzos2.

1Fuels and Lubricants Group, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, 250 Karl Clark Road, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

2Steeper Energy Canada Ltd, Suite 200, 1210 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Hydrofaction™ Oil is renewable liquid fuel produced hydrothermally from biomass by Steeper Energy Ltd based in Copenhagen, Denmark using its proprietary catalytic process. The technology can facilitate the chemical-conversion of a variety of organic feedstocks into the liquid oil. Hydrofaction™ Oil has been characterized in detail and is found to possess several similarities with the petroleum derived fuels, especially for the marine applications. The oil can also be upgraded to meet the diesel and jet fuel specifications. There exist the opportunities for Alberta’s forestry, agri-business, oil & gas and remote operations to be innovative and employ such technologies in ensuring a secure and sustainable supply of energy and liquid fuels, and meet its environmental, economic, and social goals.