Generally, when we hear the term “solar power” we tend to think of generating electricity from the sun using solar cells.  Biofuels are another form of solar energy which is able to be used in vehicles.  Plants convert sunlight into biomass through  photosynthesis. The biofuels production process then converts this biomass into liquid products – alcohols and oils – which are able to be burned in a car or truck engine. 

Biofuels offer the opportunity to “grow oil”. But unlike oil production, biofuels can provide a sustainable industry for as long as the sun shines.

Sunthenoil LLC is focused on developing a global biofuels business to meet a growing world demand for clean and renewable transportation fuels.  The company will focus on the production of biofuels made from non-food sources. Biofuels are liquid fuels made plant material and are suitable for fueling cars, trucks, trains, ships, planes, and other users of petroleum. 

 

Sun then oil

Sunlight provides a major energy input to plants in the production of biomass (plant and organic material). The biofuel conversion process converts this biomass to oil which can be used in vehicles, stoves, or other devices which need a clean source of combustible oil and as a petroleum substitute in plastics, solvents, medicines and other uses. In this way, Sunthenoil will use the energy from the sun to produce biomass which can then be converted to oil—which is the derivation of the name Sun-then-oil.

 

Sunthenoil Concentration

Sunthenoil’s development plan scheduled 2008 as a year of intensive assessment and evaluation of various biofuels technologies and processes.  After a thorough review, Sunthenoil has selected a particular algae based biofuels process on which to focus our efforts and build a significant biofuels company.

 

Algae has numerous benefits over other biofuel feedstocks.  Algae can be grown domestically in the U.S., is a non-food feedstock, does not use agricultural land, has a very low carbon footprint, and generates carbon credits.  Further, the technology selected by Sunthenoil has a low water consumption ratio as compared to other crops or some other algae cultivation methods, and produces a high-protein livestock feed supplement as a significant co-product.

 

Transportation Fuel Arena

Sunthenoil will compete for a share of the vast, but well guarded, transportation fuel market.  This theater of competition has been dominated by oil, which commands – and fiercely defends - a 95 percent market share.   The transportation fuel market is a vast global market accounting for about 70 percent of world oil consumption. 

 

The U.S. economy and others like it have grown up relying on transportation as the conduit to move parts to factories, goods to stores, and people to market.  Without transportation, the economy would grind to a halt.  The transportation sector, meanwhile, has grown up relying on oil to keep it moving.  The link between the economy and transportation, and transportation to oil, provides the consequential link between oil and the economy.  With the world’s oil supplies diminishing, and an increasingly larger share of remaining oil reserves held by potentially unfriendly nations, the dependence upon oil becomes an untenable vulnerability.

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Biofuels are Solar Power for the transportation sector

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