Blue vs. Green

As hydrogen infrastructure has expanded over the last decade, a colorful nomenclature has developed to signify its source and overall environmental impact. More recently, these colors have been applied to other fuel production technologies.

Green – Produced without the consumption of fossil fuels using renewable resources (biofuels, solar, wind, hydro, etc.). Zero CO2 emissions from the production process.
Blue – Produced from fossil fuels, CO2 is captured for beneficial use and/or sequestration (CCUS). Zero CO2 emissions from the production process.
Grey – Produced from ‘light’ fossil fuels (methane), CO2 is emitted during production.
Brown – Produced from ‘heavy’ fossil fuels (coal), CO2 is emitted during production.

Our process is a blue liquid fuel production process. This unique oil production technology enables capture of all associated CO2 emissions for sequestration or beneficial use, resulting in zero carbon emissions. This includes direct process emissions (combustion, retorting, and carbonate decomposition) as well as all other supporting infrastructure (power generation, mining equipment, and all other on-site heat and power).

We are also working to develop green coproduction of Rare Earth Elements contained within the same deposit. This will provide a viable domestic source of these critical materials for use in a range of products including emerging green technologies and vital military and national security applications.