Project No: FE0010427
Performer: Altex Technologies Corporation


Jenny Tennant
Gasification Systems Technology Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
P.O. Box 880,
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880

Steven Markovich
Federal Project Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
626 Cochrans Mill Road
P.O. Box 10940
Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940

Mehdi Namazian
Principal Investigator
Altex Technologies Corporation
244 Sobrante Way
Sunnyvale, California 94086

Award Date:  10/01/2012
Project Date:  09/30/2015

DOE Share: $849,651.00
Performer Share: $289,207.00
Total Award Value: $1,138,858.00

Performer website: Altex Technologies Corporation -

Advanced Energy Systems - Coal and Coal/Biomass to Liquids

Laboratory Scale Liquids Production and Assessment: Coal and Biomass to Drop-In Fuels

Project Description

Altex Technologies Corporation is fabricating and testing a lab scale liquid fuel production system using coal containing different percentages of biomass such as corn stover and switchgrass at a rate of two liters per day.

Altex Coal Biomass to Drop-In Fuels Process.

Program Background and Project Benefits

This Altex Technologies Corporation project will develop and test an integrated laboratory-scale coal-and-biomass-to-fuels system (CBTL). The impact of this project will be to develop a cost-effective gasification-based CBTL process to produce renewable liquid fuels that will provide diversity of fuel supply and energy security while resulting in lower future capital and operating costs. Specifically, this project will design and build (1) an innovative upstream process that converts the solid feed into a highly reactive intermediate and (2) a downstream process which converts the intermediate product into liquid fuel using a low-temperature catalytic system.