Titan owns an early stage technology that is a next generation process that could achieve the conversion of almost any biomass material into bio-fuels and other bio-products.
The primary purpose of the research project is to confirm that various sources of biomass such as “Green Bin” waste and forestry and agricultural residues can be pre-processed through fractionation to change the characteristics of the biomass so that the majority of the biomass can be transformed into alcohols and other bio-fuels such as methane and hydrogen. The research is the continuation of a successful research and development program initiated by Titan and its partners in July 2006 and completed in March 2010. The goal now is to built a prototype and determine the commercial viability of a scaled processing plant.
The possible outcome of the research and development is the production of valuable clean renewable bio-fuels from wasted or underutilized biomass resources. The research could lead to the diversion of waste streams from municipal landfills, forestry, and agriculture. It is envisioned that the research will also lead to a substantially lower cost method of producing sustainable bio-fuels and high value chemicals.