Company and Strategy
DG Fuels, Inc. (DGF), a subsidiary of the D’Arcinoff Group, Inc., is responsible for executing the company’s renewable energy and clean fuels strategies.
DGF’s innovative fuel production system better utilizes biomass feedstock over conventional biomass to liquids projects because of DGF's use of waste CO2 to make additional fuel. Depending on feedstock carbon content, DGF produces up to 3.6 barrels of biogenic blending component per ton of biomass feedstock compared to most other competitors who achieve about 1.1>1.3 barrel per ton of feedstock
The DG Fuels Program will be implemented over 15 years in multiple phases. The initial phase includes four sub-phases and will focus on production of low-CO2 emissions synthetic jet and diesel fuel, along with naphtha. The electric power for the manufacturing processes will come largely from renewable solar and wind energy. Excess electricity produced may be sold into the commercial power grid.
Later phases of the program will expand production capacity near the first site and at additional locations around the United States. A proprietary non-hydrocarbon fuel with a unique transportation and storage system will be added to the product list. This fuel will first be used to generate electricity with zero-CO2 emissions, in and near urban areas. The integrated power generation and delivery system of this fuel will allow new and innovative ways to reap the benefits of renewable energy, at significant distance from the site where the fuel is produced.
DG Fuels domestically produced and environmentally responsible low-CO2 emissions fuels will meet ASTM fuel standards and will be price competitive with fuels refined from petroleum. The manufacturing process uses cellulosic biomass, natural gas and water electrolysis generated feedstock. Using these types of raw material will have a positive economic effect on farmers and landowners without a negative effect on consumer food prices.
Key DGE Program factors:
- Creates high-quality U.S. jobs
- Proven technologies
- Drops-in to existing fuel infrastructure
- Reduces lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions
- Uses abundant non-food feedstocks
- Positive economic benefit across rural communities
- Eases dependence on foreign oil
- Modular strategy for rapid expansion
- Vast global market and large base of customers