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Syn Tawa Energy

Syn Tawa Energy

A Renewable Fuels Project Development Company

Company Overview

Syn Tawa Energy, LLC (“Syn Tawa”), was founded in 2011 with the mission to develop clean, second generation renewable fuel refineries in order to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and to help create a cleaner, healthier environment. Our principal offices are in Phoenix, Arizona and Laguna Hills, California.

Syn Tawa Energy is a technology integrator who develops gasification plants capable of converting any carbon-containing feedstock such as biomass, coal, petroleum coke, or municipal solid waste ("MSW") into synthesis gas (Syngas), consisting primarily of (H) and carbon monoxide (CO). The Syngas produced by this gasification process is a clean, dry, flexible fuel which can be (1) burned to create heat and electricity, (2) passed through any of several different catalysts to produce fluids such as alcohols and transportation fuels, including clean burning renewable diesel, or (3) used to supply pure hydrogen gas for multiple applications.

Arizona Renewable Fuels, LLC, (“AZRF”), to be developed by Syn Tawa, will be one of the first refineries in the U.S. to use the latest biomass technologies to turn natural green wood waste and wood byproducts into an advanced, renewable, second generation diesel fuel for transportation. The refining process emits near zero emissions while producing a no‐sulfur premium “ASTM D975” diesel fuel at a lower cost than the petroleum and food‐based biodiesel fuels it replaces.

Syn Tawa is pleased to present an investment opportunity in renewable transportation fuels. These advanced renewable biodiesel fuels represent the future direction for the U.S. and the world. The federal government and an increasing number of states are mandating the use of these fuels as a blending stock or drop‐in fuel replacement with the objective of reducing carbon pollution and increasing energy independence. Government regulations support the development of this new industry segment by motivating fuel refineries, blenders and end‐users to purchase these fuels with both financial incentives and the imposition of significant penalties for non‐compliance.

The Investment Opportunity: Arizona Renewable Fuels, LLC, is currently seeking early‐stage funding of $250,000. These funds will be used to option a site for the plant and to finalize a refinery design in preparation for construction. A “front‐end engineering and design” study will validate calculations with the exact feedstock to be used (green wood waste) along with the proprietary technology. Precise plant specifications with bankable cost estimates for construction, operations, and production yields will be determined. These early funds also will support independent engineering studies for insurance coverage. Normal administrative expenditures for legal, accounting and operations will be covered, as well, with this funding to support six to eight months of pre‐construction activities.

The Market: Transportation fuel is one of the top three energy use sectors in the United States, accounting for two‐thirds of the 9 million barrels of crude oil consumed daily. Of that, the United States imports about half from foreign sources. In California, it should be noted, the transportation sector represents roughly half of all energy consumed and is more than 90 percent dependent upon petroleum. Despite the current economic turmoil and volatile oil prices, Californians still consume more than 50 million combined gallons of gasoline and diesel each day, or 1.2 million barrels per day.

The Environment & Benefits: affect everything from coal power plant decommissioning’s, to tax credits for clean solar and wind generation, to the emergence of new fuel technologies. The direct benefits of these programs are a healthier environment, a lower carbon footprint in our atmosphere, and many believe, a greater chance to “save the earth.” Other benefits include the reduction of green waste flowing into landfills, the productive and sustainable use of green waste from forest management and fire reduction programs, and a reduced dependence on foreign oil. And, the important economic benefits of job creation and new investment opportunities that come with creating a new industry segment should not be underestimated.

Arizona Renewable Fuels’ GoToMarket Strategies: After spending almost six years and close to $2 million, the developers of AZRF have positioned this project to enter the market. Key factors have now come into alignment in terms of citizen priorities, government legislation, and the evolution of technology. The “window of opportunity” for this new industry segment has finally arrived.

In order to raise funding for a Project costing as much as $400 million, all the arrangements must be in‐place to insure that feedstock can be reliably sourced; that the Project can be built as engineered; that the diesel product will be refined to specifications; and that there are buyers for the renewable fuel in the marketplace. Strategies to reduce risk for the investors, therefore, are extremely important. To this end, AZRF has enlisted the assistance of world class strategic partners that bring proven expertise to build and operate; pursued the most effective technologies available; built in redundancy wherever possible; confirmed a customer base through negotiated off‐take agreements; and recruited the strongest operators and management talent possible.

Pitch Deck


  • After spending almost six years and close to $2 million, the developers of AZRF have positioned this project to enter the market.

    November, 2015
  • Fulcrum BioEnergy has licensed a highly efficient and economic gasification system from ThermoChem Recovery International.

    May, 2015
  • Thermochem Recovery International Successfully Passes 1,000 Hour Mark of Integrated Operation of its Thermochemical Biorefinery PDU.

    April, 2010
  • Fuel Purchase and Marketing Letter of Intent executed with one of largest private, independent energy companies in the United States.

    July, 2015
  • Fuel Purchase Letter of Intent executed with one of the largest International Oil & Gas Companies.

    November, 2015
  • Fischer Tropsche Technology Licensing Letter of Intent executed with World Class International Company.

    August, 2015
  • EPC and O&M Services Letter of Intent executed with World Class International Company.

    December, 2015
  • EPA's final rulemaking for 2014-16 RFS standards. Mandated volumes increased in all fuel categories driving up RIN prices.

    November, 2015
  • Paris Agreement: Negotiators from nearly 200 countries reached the world’s most significant agreement to address climate change .

    December, 2015


Rory Gopaul
Rory Gopaul
Carbon Solutions Group, Director Biocommodity
""CSG's experience in the biofuel marketing business has led us to hold the opinion that Syn Tawa's projects cellulosic diesel product is a game changing fuel. Specifically, this is because as is a true drop in ready biofuel, no downstream infrastructural changes are required by the wholesale petroleum distribution system.""