Illinois-based Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is the developer of the IH2Technology. CRI Catalyst Company has acquired exclusive global sublicensing rights for the IH2 technology, which converts biomass directly into cellulosic gasoline and diesel hydrocarbon blendstocks.
The IH2 technology uses low pressure hydrogen together with a proprietary catalyst to remove virtually all of the oxygen present in the starting biomass and produce finished hydrocarbon fuel products. Compared to conventional pyrolysis processes, this efficient, balanced approach optimizes the energy used to convert a range of non-food feedstocks into renewable transportation fuels or chemicals. As a result, the technology is highly flexible and is economical for both small- and large-scale applications.
The licensing agreement between the parties will expedite the realization of clean energy initiatives to increase energy supply and contribute towards regional mandates for renewable fuels. GTI and CRI work collaboratively to further the IH2 technology and bring the technology to the global marketplace.