Greenhouse gas emissions from fossil based transportation fuels are one of the leading contributors to climate change. And while alternative fuel vehicles, such as electric, fuel cells, compressed natural gas offer an optimistic future, the reality is the world is going to have to rely on traditional liquid transportation fuels for many years to come. New Phase Energy was formed to advance projects that make the liquid fuels that we put into our cars today, greener.
Today’s gasoline is blended with many chemicals, about 10% is a fuel additive called alkylate. Alkylate is a high octane, low sulfur, low vapor pressure fuel additive that enables gasoline suppliers to comply with environmental fuel standards. Alkylate is a hydrocarbon that is blended into gasoline at the refinery prior to being shipped by traditional means to the retailer (refined product pipelines, barge, rail, trucks etc.). Utilizing higher blends of alkylate offer car manufacturers the opportunity to increase fuel efficiency to comply with ever increasing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards while complying with ground level ozone requirements.
New Phase Energy, by focusing on the production of alkylate from renewable and/or fossil natural gas, utilizes the existing North American natural gas pipeline system to cost effectively monetize domestically abundant pipeline gas resources into high value fuel additives, reducing the carbon footprint of gasoline and demand for imported oil. And because the chemical additive alkylate is a liquid hydrocarbon, no new refined product transportation infrastructure is needed (terminals, tanks, pipelines, rail cars, trucks or pumps) for the distribution and retailing of the blended gasoline fuel.
New Phase Energy is not a technology company. New Phase Energy is a build, own, operate project sponsorship company that licenses commercially available technology for its and its collaborators renewable and fossil gas production and conversion projects.