In Groundbreaking Milestone, Primus Green Energy Alternative Gasoline Powers Car in Test Drive
(Primus Green Energy) The test drive of an automobile fueled with 93-octane gasoline made from natural gas and biomass was the highlight of a dedication ceremony for Primus Green Energy’s new $7 million demonstration plant at the company’s Hillsborough, N.J., complex on June 22.
…The event, which was attended by more than 100 guests, took place at the site of Primus Green Energy’s new demonstration plant, now under construction, which is slated for completion in late 2012. The demonstration plant, which is designed to produce 33 liters of gasoline per hour, will serve as the proving ground for the company’s first commercial plant, on which the company expects to break ground next year.
The new demonstration plant will showcase the flexibility of Primus Green Energy technology in terms of both feedstock and end product. Although the plant will initially use natural gas as a feedstock, it will later be adapted to use biomass in the form of wood pellets or energy crops. The end products will include a high quality gasoline that is virtually identical to gasoline produced from petroleum, and jet fuel.
…Primus Green Energy has been funded since its inception by a single investor, IC Green Energy, which is the alternative energy investment arm of Israel Corp., Israel’s largest publicly traded corporation. The commitment of IC Green Energy, which was lauded by the speakers in their remarks, has allowed the company to progress steadily from concept to the brink of commercialization. READ MORE