Syn Tawa has developed an impressive set of service providers up and down the value chain – from funding to feedstock, from production to off-take. These relationships have helped build the foundation for sustained growth for Syn Tawa.
ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc. (TRI) formed in 1996 develops and sells steam reforming gasification systems that provide the foundation for state-of-the-art integrated biorefinery facilities. We are deeply committed to developing sustainable, economic biomass alternatives to fossil fuel power generation and products. We actively collaborate with associations, academia, government agencies, and our enterprise partners in R&D to develop innovative, reliable biorefinery solutions.
Emerging Fuels–Syngas to Liquid Fuels Solutions
Emerging Fuels Technology (EFT), founded in 2008 by Kenneth Agee with partners Dr. Kym Arcuri and Dr. Rafael Espinoza is housed in a stand-alone facility designed specifically to support catalyst development research. EFT offers a broad range of catalyst development, catalyst testing, analytical services, engineering and consulting services. These services are generally associated with EFT’s core competency in the areas of Fischer-Tropsch and related synthesis gas and hydroprocessing chemistry.
Synthesis gas chemistries (H2+ CO → hydrocarbons) are catalytic processes that include the Fischer-Tropsch process as well as other catalyst systems developed to convert synthesis gas to methanol, ethanol, higher alcohols, aldehydes, ketones and olefins. Many of the products generated in these processes can be used in transportation fuels and may need to be hydrotreated and hydro processed to meet specific fuel requirements. Fischer-Tropsch products are good examples of materials that need to be hydro treated/hydro processed to generate finished products that meet ASTM fuel requirements such as D-975 for diesel fuel. The resources at Emerging Fuels Technology can be used to develop catalyst systems, evaluate their performance in a laboratory reactor system, analyze product yields, convert products to transportation fuels and develop an engineering design for a final commercial plant.
Green Organics Recycling (GOR)–Feedstock Supplier
Green Organics Recycling is an operating division of Western Organics / GRO-WELL Brands, Inc., the largest green, wood and food waste recycling company in Arizona. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Green Organics Recycling uses its proprietary recycling and composting process to transform these recurring waste forms into organic soil and soil amendment products for the lawn and garden industry and into biomass products for the renewable energy market.
VIASPACE provides Giant King™ Grass seedlings and technical expertise to qualified bioenergy projects that need a low-cost and reliable fuel or feedstock. VIASPACE will also serve as a project developer or codeveloper for power plant or pellet mill projects, together with local partners that have land and requirements for electricity, heat, pellets, biogas or biofuels. VIASPACE and its partners have the capability to deliver an integrated Giant King Grass plantation and biomass power plant project in 24 months. VIASPACE has financial models for power plants and pellet mills.
MEPCO–A Coal Supplier
MEPCO is the largest independent coal operator in West Virginia, with about 800 employees. MEPCO has a long-term contract to provide coal to the Longview Power Plant, which consumes about 275 tons per hour, or about 2.3 million tons annually. MEPCO also provides coal to two nearby First Energy plants (Hatfield’s Ferry Power Station and Fort Martin Power Station) under long-term coal supply agreements.
Carbon Consultants, Inc.–Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading & Brokerage
Carbon Consultants Inc. is poised to become a principle player in the carbon equity and CDM market by taking position in the carbon registration investment portfolio in the following established applied methodology areas; Wind, Solar, Efficiency, waste to energy, Biomass, Landfill Methane Destruction and Offset Projects (LMOP) and Program of Activities (PoA) projects. We provide carbon consulting and investment capital for projects that yield results. The ability of our team to help develop assets for a project as well as providing an automated carbon auditing and reporting system with a shared equity strategy is what separates us from our competitors.
Carbon Consultants Inc.is currently investing in the development of applied methodologies recognized within the VCS (Voluntary Carbon Standard) and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) market as well as providing eco-branding for validated carbon products. Carbon Consultants Inc. is the result of years of combined experience in project design, management, and implementation in the renewable energy field. Our strategy is to identify energy, emission offset or energy efficiency projects in the early stages of development, pre-fund certification to increase the probability of success, take payment in the form of credits and broker forward trading contracts.
Carbon Solutions Group–Renewable Fuel Standards Compliance & RIN Trading and Brokerage
Carbon Solutions Group (CSG) is an environmental asset management and consulting firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in Birmingham, AL and Lima, Peru. CSG specializes in environmental asset valuation, trading and risk management. Our services include development of GHG lifecycle modeling, pathway development, project development, emissions trading & brokerage, and renewable fuel standards compliance.
CSG’s expertise resides in our understanding of global carbon and derivatives trading markets. We draw from a diverse and balanced team of environmental consultants, business and policy analysts and financial traders, to deliver innovative solutions and high-quality results.
Our team has worked for various biofuel clients including traditional ethanol, transe-biodiesel, renewable gasoline, biogas to CNG, cellulosic ethanol and renewable diesel.
Halker Consulting, LLC –Syngas Performance and Mass Balancing Services
Halker’s offerings include engineered solutions for Oil and Gas facilities, analysis, production, gathering, and transmission ranging from wellhead and processing services, piping and compression technologies, water conveyance and treatment, through to complete facilities design.
Hazen Research Inc.–Feedstock Characterization Analysis Services
Hazen Research, Inc. services include laboratory-scale research on new processes or adaptation of known technology to new situations, followed by pilot plant demonstration, preliminary engineering, and cost analysis. Projects range from beaker-scale experiments and analyses to multimillion-dollar continuous pilot or demonstration plants.
All American Investment Group–Financial Advisory Services
All American Investment Group is an equity owner in TCG Global. All American Investment Group, LLC (AAIG) was formed to provide true capital markets access for privately placed debt issues. All American provide innovative and unique debt structures for the taxable and tax-exempt fixed income market place.
Fennemore Craig–Legal Services
Fennemore Craig is a full service law firm with nearly 200 attorneys. Fennemore Craig’s legal talent and experience combined with fresh thinking and the latest technology help us work quickly and efficiently on your behalf. A law firm in tune with the business engine, Fennemore Craig has helped the West’s entrepreneurs as well as its largest businesses for more than 125 years.
Zurich –Feedstock Supply Chain Insurance Solutions
Zurich’s Supply Chain Insurance is an ‘all-risks’ business interruption cover which is not restricted to property damage and can dovetail with other coverages such as BI, CBI, political risk, marine and trade credit. It allows you to risk transfer your supply chain risks for named supplies and suppliers and has very few exclusions.
AIG-Business Interruption and Technology Wrap Insurance Solutions
We work to combine our in-depth industry expertise with our outstanding global capabilities to deliver highly flexible, tailored risk management solutions to energy and energy-related businesses alike. From oil and petrochemical to power generation and utilities our depth and scope allow us to leverage our risk evaluation experience, industry insight, best practices and lessons learned to deliver superior value in product, service, and value innovation.
Having served the energy industry for over 30 years, we understand the specialized legislation, unique duties of care and sometimes complex systems of management and governance members of the energy industry face, and can provide comprehensive insurance solutions tailored to meet the energy industry’s particular needs.