Decarbonizing the transport sector has become an important topic in sustainable initiatives to reduce global greenhouse gases. reduction criteria.

During the past 15 years the biofuel space has had many hyped technology solutions to address these goals that have never materialized, citing several of the key factors being: 

• The Global recession, drying up access to capital

• The crash of crude oil price

• New and difficult feedstock solutions and sourcing

• Synthetic biology solutions that were never tested at large scale

• Producing only fuel blend-stocks that require special blending and handling

The Byogy ATJ process does not require the development of new feedstock, or the invention of novel technology. Byogy developed the ATJ pathway by respecting fundamentals. 

The technology was developed by leveraging already proven petrochemical processes to simply upgrade GEN-1 biofuel (ethanol) into complete hydrocarbons that are invisible to the existing crude oil infrastructure.


The cost of feedstock alone represents over 70% of the final fuel costs.

Agriculture improvements improving crop yields for starches and sugars

Electrification of passenger vehicles is expected to significantly reduce the demand for gasoline and hence the demand for ethanol (i.e., it is expected that ethanol demand in the US will drop from 16 BGY today to under 10 BGY in 2030 due to electrification alone)

The Byogy platform is one of the few process’ that clearly shows a cost trend downwards in the future for feedstock pricing.


The Byogy technology is already prevalent at oil refineries and chemical plants at large scale and represents one of the most direct and efficient processes to make an impact in decarbonizing the heavy transport markets. The process contains no expensive metals or catalysts and requires no external hydrogen and has zero liquid/solid discharge wastes except pure water which can be recycled for process use.


Carbon taxing schemes are now real.  Although required carbon offsets for aviation are not required until 2027, the CORSIA aviation initiative has already engaged many global airline companies to participate on a volunteer basis.   In addition, the International Maritime Organization has also enacted de-sulfuring criterion for maritime vessels that started in January of 2020. This measure is creating significant demand for the production of renewable diesel fuel.


Special handling and blending of fuels will add significant cost to the downstream once the industry is mature.  For an established biofuel industry to be cost effective, renewable fuels must be produced as complete replacement fuels to invisibly enter the downstream at any ratio and at any point without further tracking, similar to the wind and solar electricity industries.

It will be difficult for any new process technology to scale to massive volume if the downstream injection requires special attention and where carbon credits can’t be taken at the point of renewable fuel production.