Avioxx successfully commissions and tests their custom, lab-based gasification reactor
The Avioxx engineering team are accelerating their efforts to produce the first samples of Avioxx sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Their gasifier, the reactor used to turn waste materials into synthesized gas (syngas) en route to fuel, was recently put to the test and used in the first of many small-scale experiments to come.
This is a major milestone following the delivery of their first Fischer-Tropsch reactor in August. The Fischer-Tropsch reactor is the component used in a later step within the system to convert the syngas (CO + H2) into liquid hydrocarbons, including kerosine, to be used for fuel.
Since establishing the company just over six months ago, the founders have recruited talented engineers to the team and established collaborations with academics and industry experts to push their R&D initiative forward. They aim to obtain fuel samples by the end of this year and commence testing and the required product approvals soon after.
Successfully completing the setup of their second reactor marks significant progress for the team. Avioxx has ambitious plans to be leaders in alternative fuel production, making SAF from waste at a fraction of the cost required for existing processes.
Further Avioxx gasifier trials will continue, specifically to measure the chemical makeup of the syngas from gasification of various feedstocks including household waste, wood, ocean plastics, tyres, and landfill waste, to name a few.
The custom design of the gasifier will continue to be improved for the specific gasification of these various feedstocks and relevant legal protections will be put in place to protect the intellectual property of the firm.
The gasifier is a crucial stage to breaking down the waste into its basic atomic components before proceeding to rebuild these molecules into high performance sustainable aviation fuel.
Gasification reaction: CnHmOp + XO2 + YH2O → nCO + ZH2 + other species
Fischer-Tropsch reaction: (2n + 1) H2 + n CO → CnH2n+2 + n H2O