Global Fuels AltE, LLC

Global Fuels AltE, LLC
CA Vertical Integrated Bio-Refining
Startup/business
Corona, California, United States United States
http://www.globalfuelsalte.com
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Company description

Global Fuels AltE, LLC (GFA) is positioned as a Next Generation Renewable Energy “Vertical Integrated Bio-Fuels Producer” challenged to meet the US mandated RFS of 17 bbgpy of cellulosic bio-fuels. Global Fuels AltE, LLC intends to employ a cradle to grave business model, producing its energy crops, processing, refining and marketing of products. The company is negotiating to acquire a 77,000 acres alternative energy ranch to grow its non-food, positive climate-change, sustainable energy crops, namely, bamboo and other grasses. The site presently has wind power projects, abundant water rights and a cattle ranch.

Bamboo bio-mass can be used as transportation fuels, bio-gas, paper, furniture, charcoal, building supplies, clothing and numerous other applications The co-products are as valuable as the alcohol. Leveraging control over the feedstock so it can be grown in sufficient, sustainable quantities in the US using a Vertical-Integrated Bio-Fuels business model and numerous suppliers worldwide provides better risk management and hedging strategies. Bamboo is a fast growing grass with proven harvesting methods, superior GHG emission reducer (CO2 absorber), excellent soils stabilizer, over 1,000 varieties, drought and cold tolerant species, growing time is 18-36 months and no replanting. Bamboo can be harvested 2-3 times per year, durable storage-life. It requires approximately 25,000 acres (600,000-700,000 tons) to produce 55-mmgpy fuel-grade ethanol; the company has access to 3 times that amount with a good growing environment


Business model

The business model eliminates the volatility in feedstock cost fluctuation coupled with elevated commodities pricing, which historically leads to low and unpredictable revenue projections. Grains based bio-fuels processors presently spend 70% of cost for feedstock. GAF’s “Vertical Integrated Bio-Refinery” operating model reduces feedstock cost to less than 40%. In addition to reducing dependence on foreign oil, fostering a domestic bio-refinery industry model after petrochemical refineries is a primary objective of the Bio-Mass Program. Existing industries such as wet-mill corn processing and pulp and paper mills fit the multiple-products-from-bio-mass definition of a bio-refinery, but the goal is to foster new industries converting lignocellulosic bio-mass into a wide range of products, including ones that would otherwise be made from petrochemicals. As with petrochemical refineries, the vision is that the bio-refinery would produce both high-volume liquid transportation fuel (meeting national energy needs) and high-value chemicals or products (enhancing operation economics)

Competitive advantage

Vertical Integrated Bio-Refineries may achieve public objectives with less distortion and move the bio-economy to next generation outputs. Executing on a business model of a sustainable, non-food-stock, non-climate change inputs platform that delivers stabilized feedstock cost, green jobs development, lessens the dependence on foreign fossil fuels, a competitive fuel extender and GHG reducer gives the company a significant competitive advantage. A strategically located pre-zoned 470 acres California site has passed pre-feasibility study with the capacity to build multiple bio-fuels facilities and create joint-venture efforts in other alternative energy sources.