ZeaChem

Leading the Production of Advanced Biofuels and Bio-based Chemicals

ZeaChem Inc. has developed a cellulose-based biorefinery platform capable of producing advanced ethanol, fuels and chemicals. Our indirect approach leapfrogs the yield and carbon dioxide (CO2) problems associated with traditional and cellulosic based processes.

ZeaChem's patented process offers the highest yield, at the lowest cost, with the lowest fossil carbon footprint of any known biorefining method. Incorporated in 2002, ZeaChem is headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado and operates a research and development laboratory facility in Menlo Park, California.

ZeaChem's 250,000 gallon per year demonstration scale cellulosic biorefinery is currently under construction in Boardman, Oregon.

Facts & Stats

  • Technology utilizes any renewable biomass (trees, grasses, agricultural and forest wastes, etc) to produce a range of fuels and chemicals.
  • Mature technology will be competitive with petroleum at $50/barrel with capex of $4/gallon and opex of <$1/gallon.
  • ZeaChem cellulosic ethanol has 94% less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than conventional gasoline.
  • The 250,000 gallon/year demonstration scale plant in Boardman, Oregon will begin production in 2011.
  • The company is developing strategic partnerships in the fuel and chemical industries to commercialize the technology and bring products to market.