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Proprietary Olefinity™ | Syngas-to-Methanol-to-Olefins | Syngas-to-Olefins


Maverick Synfuels develops and commercializes advanced thermo-chemical technology that converts low-value and renewable feedstocks into high-value chemicals and fuels. Our processes are feedstock flexible and can convert methane (natural gas, landfill gas, anaerobic digester gas), as well as biomass, municipal solid waste (MSW) and industrial waste, into transportable intermediates. These intermediates serve as building blocks for multiple products that readily integrate into the existing market infrastructure.

The initial launch and focus of Maverick Northstar is to convert methane-rich gas into methanol as part of an overall Spoke and Hub strategy. Longer-term Maverick Northstar will deploy other technologies being commercialized by Maverick Synfuels to convert the methanol into higher value products based on Maverick Synfuels Olefinity™ technologies.

Proprietary Olefinity™ Process

With our proprietary Olefinity™ process, olefins are produced directly using a catalytic reaction known as Fisher-Tropsch (FT) synthesis or indirectly using a Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) synthesis process.

Syngas-to-Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) Process

The methanol-to-olefins (“MTO”) process is well-understood, and uses catalysts which are commercially-available. This process is more cost-effective when performed at a relatively large scale, so it is more cost-effective to produce methanol where the feedstock is located, and ship the methanol to a central hub for conversion to olefins. Once the methanol is converted to olefins, the olefins can be converted to final products.

Syngas-to-Olefins (FT) Process

Our Olefinity™ process involves three well-understood thermochemical and chemical processes (see illustration below) that have not been previously combined into a single process. Each of the major steps is commercially available and currently used to produce other commodities. Maverick Synfuels Olefinity Technology Process