A 4-Step Process

Byogy’s pure catalytic process is an extension of the petrochemical industry utilizing equipment and proven reaction steps which are already perfected at refinery scale.

Each process step is well known with respect to both construction and operating methods. The process consists of four primary steps.

Alcohol is catalytically dehydrated it into its associated alkene/olefin (ethylene, butane etc…); a process that has existed since the 1930’s. A co-product of this process is the creation of pure water which can be used as boiler feed, electrolyzed hydrogen production, or irrigation.


The olefin gas (i.e. bio-ethylene, bio-butene) is then converted into a wide spectrum hydrocarbon liquid in a dual multi-tube catalytic reactor. This process is known as oligomerization and has been in use since the 1960’s at refinery scale.


The wide spectrum hydrocarbon is then separated into a fuel distribution of light carbon end products, NAPTAHA, gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, and heavy oils in a standard distillation column, used throughout the petrochemical industry.


A mild hydrogenation with an industry standard catalytic hydrogenation reactor is required to remove the small amount of olefinic edge conditions of the branched carbon chains of the jet fuel cut. The hydrogen demand is minimal, with sufficient production of internal hydrogen to adequately produce the exact fuel quality.