Syn Tawa Energy, LLC (“Syn Tawa”), was founded in 2011 with the mission to develop clean, second generation renewable fuel refineries in order to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and to help create a cleaner, healthier environment. Our principal offices are in Phoenix, Arizona and Laguna Hills, California and principals are Jack Gilmore, Director of Project Development, David P. Smoot, Director of Projects and Development and Patrick Sweeney, Principal.
Arizona Renewable Fuels, LLC, (“AZRF”), to be developed by Syn Tawa, will be among the first wave of second generation commercial scale, cellulosic renewable fuel refineries in the U.S. The technology consists of a DOE certified, patented state-of-the-art, commercial scale, near zero emission carbon based “green wood waste” biomass gasifier. The technology also has a highly efficient back-end patented, gas-to-liquid (“GTL”) conversion system that generates a zero sulfur, drop-in premium ASTM D975 diesel fuel at a production cost that is below petroleum diesel and biodiesel fuels. Presently in 2015, cellulosic and advanced biofuels production in the U.S. has been well below the EPA’s RFS2 statutory annual mandates.
The Syn Tawa Advantage: AZRF will efficiently convert green wood waste diverted from landfills, as well as other types of wood waste from forestry maintenance, into premium #2 renewable diesel fuel. The Refinery’s use of DOE certified and commercially proven technologies, coupled with using cellulosic feed stock diverted from landfills, solves several major environmental problems – overflowing landfills; environmentally damaging disposal and reduction techniques; the elimination of harmful emissions and inefficient synthetic fuel production techniques.
Enabled by long-term, low fixed-cost Feed Stock supply contracts, our production costs are predictable, and not subject to market price volatility or competition from other types of feedstock commodities such as crop oils, grease, animal fat, natural gas or coal.