High Performance Transportation Fuels & Specialty Green Chemicals

Montana

Bioroot Energy is focused on profitable, responsible production of :

  • Specialty alcohols for use as intermediates in biochemical product manufacturing
  • Powerful, biodegradable transportation fuels for use in gasoline and diesel powered cars, trucks, trains, planes, ships, generators and small engines

Along with the wonderful scenery and abundance of wildlife in Big Sky country, Montana is rich in biomass and other natural resources. Woody waste such as small diameter trees, barks, needles, branches and cones on private lands and state and national forests has historically been piled and burned in place.  Or burned in wildfires.  In addition, Montana’s population of nearly 1 million people generates a significant amount of municipal solid waste each day, and only about 15 percent of this waste is recycled.  What isn’t recycled gets landfilled.  All of these carbon-based wastes can be profitably converted to water soluble, biodegradable higher mixed alcohol fuel, which can then enter the domestic transportation fuel supply as a strong “bioregional” competitor to corn ethanol. There’s no need for a crop feedstock which needs to be plowed, planted, fertilized, watered and then annually harvested.

Montana is also a coal-rich state. Gas-to-liquid fuel synthesis and slurry of higher mixed alcohol fuel with crushed coal holds great promise to unlock the thus far elusive promise of “clean coal” and greatly reduce coal-fired emissions in a process which can capture and recycle CO2 smokestack emissions into more higher mixed alcohol fuel. In addition, Montana has substantial proven natural gas reserves (methane) which can be profitably converted to higher mixed alcohol fuel.

Montana has significant natural and industrial carbon resources, and the opportunity to pioneer clean, profitable and sustainable clean fuel project development:

  • Millions of tons of woody waste biomass
  • Millions of tons of solid and liquid municipal wastes
  • Billions of tons of coal
  • Trillions of cubic feet of methane
  • Nearly 1 million people to get the job done, right.