Tekholding has pioneered a groundbreaking method to produce drop-in jet fuel blends, employing advanced microbial engineering and biomass pretreatment fermentation techniques. This research project has successfully showcased the production of dimethyl cyclooctane as a drop-in blend with a superior gravimetric density compared to conventional jet fuel.
Furthermore, the project has homed in on cyclobutane-containing isoprene dimers due to their exceptional energy content. This facilitates an increase in energy density by over 4%, while also exceeding other crucial performance parameters. With the potential to achieve a jet range carbon yield ranging from 60% to 65%, this innovation surpasses current synthetic kerosene offerings.
This technological advancement paved the way for the inception of CleanJoule, a venture dedicated to expediting the production of sustainable aviation fuel.