Using its proprietary supercritical water technology, Licella can use essentially any form of biomass feedstock to produce a stable Bio-Crude Oil.
At Licella's Pilot Plant, Radiata Pine sawdust (a saw mill by-product), and other energy crops, have been processed. But theoretically, any ligno-cellulosic biomass can be used; such as algae, corn stovers, sugar cane trash, grasses and farm waste.
Licella's vision is to create "drop in" fuels from sustainable resources. Due to the flexibility of Licella's technology, this could include purpose-grown, non-edible crops or any waste biomass.
Many producers of biomass waste incur a disposal cost. Many farmers either have to pay to dispose of biomass waste or simply burn it. Licella's technology may turn this cost into a potential source of income.
Licella is an Australian-based company that has developed a unique process to transform renewable woody-waste materials into an array of biofuels.
The Licella process has been running at our pilot plant at Somersby (just north of Sydney), Australia for over 3 years.
Having won an
Australian Federal Grant, our 2nd generation Commercialisation Demonstration Plant (CDP), has been opened by the Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson AM MP, on the 14th December 2011.