Bio-SNG Demonstrations in the United States

Gasification for production of cellulosic ethanol

Enerkem, Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc, Range Fuels Inc and others are developing processes for production of ethanol, using gasification as a first step. See the Cellulosic Ethanol page for further details.

Sundrop Fuels

Sundrop Fuels has announced a partnership with ThyssenKrupp Uhde (Germany) to produce 50mgy of drop in biofuels (renewable gasoline) at a plant near Alexandria, Louisiana. The plant will combine natural gas and biomass (forest residues) using a commercial XTL process that integrates ThyssenKrupp Uhde’s High Temperature Winkler gasification process and gas cleaning, followed by methanol synthesis and methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) technology (licensed from Exonn Mobil).

In July 2013 IHI E&C International Corporation, a US subsidiary of Tokyo - based IHI Corporation, was announed as contractor of choice for Sundrop's Alexandria facility. The combined commercial and demonstration plant will annually produce about 60 million gallons of finished gasoline from natural gas while providing the platform for Sundrop Fuels to prove its proprietary gasification technology for production of 'green gasoline'.


The Rentech Inc. Port St. Joe Renewable Energy Project (Port St. Joe Project), in Florida, is an advanced-stage renewable power project that would employ a Rentech-SilvaGas biomass gasifier to provide synthesis gas to a combined–cycle power plant. The project is designed to produce approximately 55 megawatts net of renewable low-carbon base load electric power (RenPower™) from approximately 930 dry tons per day of woody biomass.

Vista International Technologies

Vista International Technologies is entering the testing phase of its pilot waste-to-energy (WTE) project which uses its patented thermal gasifier technology - a low-temperature gasification process that can produce syngas from a wide range of feedsocks, including municipal solid waste (MSW) and biomass.