Eminox and Johnson Matthey announce waste-to-biofuel partnership

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Eminox and Johnson Matthey recently announced that they have joined forces in a move that will accelerate the growth of the biofuel market.

The new agreement, built on the existing partnership between the two companies, has seen Eminox develop an engineered solution to package the catalyst within the Fischer Tropsch (FT) ‘novel reactor’ technology that Johnson Matthey and BP have jointly developed.


Manufacturing is scheduled to get underway in autumn of 2019 at Eminox’s UK facility and products will then be shipped to the US and sold by Johnson Matthey to the world’s first plant to manufacture renewable fuels from municipal waste.

The new packaging solution ensures optimum catalyst utilisation within the FT process, used to convert household rubbish usually landfilled into renewable transportation fuel that is low-carbon.

With the ability to operate on both a large and small scale, the technology converts synthesis gas into long-chain hydrocarbons suitable for the production of diesel and jet fuels.

“Our new partnership with Johnson Matthey marks an extremely positive start to 2019,” said Mark Runciman, Managing Director, Eminox.

“By working with us, JM recognises our engineering excellence and commitment to UK manufacturing.

This agreement extends our product range into an exciting new area, promising substantial growth, while helping to turn landfill waste or other biomass sources into useful aviation biofuels and improving the environment for us all.”


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