Mercurius Biorefining and University of California, Davis to Develop Technology for Low-Cost FDCA Production
Karl Seck presents at Bioenergy Australia Conference 2016 in Brisbane
Karl Seck presents at BETO Bioenergy 2016 in Washington DC
Karl Seck presents on FFA Nutraceutical at BIO World Congress 2016 in San Diego
Knud Balslev moderates roundtable aviation fuel at World Bio Markets 2016 in Amsterdam
Karl Seck presents at ABLC Next in San Francisco
Speaker, Karl Seck presents at Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference in Washington, DC
Knud Balslev on aviation fuel panel at World Bio Markets 2015 in Amstedam
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).