Fuel for Tomorrow.

Our Why

leading the Global transition from fossil hydrocarbons to Unlimited carbon-neutral synthetic fuel.

Synergetic’s process delivers carbon-neutral and cost-competitive synthetic fuel at gigaton scale. 

Our fuels are drop-in substitutable for diesel, gasoline, and Aviation fuel without the need for retrofit of existing engine or turbine infrastructure,.

The Synergetic solution exists at the convergence of recent step-change innovations in thermal power, electrolysis, and carbon capture from atmosphere and seawater. We achieve breakthrough unit economics by coupling this infrastructure with high-productivity platforms, including geothermal heat, offshore production, and shipyard construction.

Synergetic’s mission is one of the most imperative opportunities of the 21st century. We are engineers, systems integrators, and team builders who have dedicated our careers to delivering economically-superior clean power through advanced energy projects.

Our Markets

Synergetic delivers chemically-superior and carbon-neutral substitute fuels, viable across the most difficult-to-decarbonize sectors of our economy. We have settled on Aviation as our highest priority sector, to solve the current market problem of scarce and expensive turbine-ready alternative fuels.

Syntholene Marine

In 2019, the global merchant shipping fleet consisted of nearly 56,000 vessels, carrying approximately 11 billion metric tonnes of cargo. This does not include over 4,400 passenger vessels, over 3,300 military vessels, nor the global fleet of 30 million pleasure craft. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) projects that marine shipping activity will increase up to 250% by 2050 from 2019 levels. The industry consumed approximately 270 billion liters of liquid fuels in 2019.

Syntholene Aviation

Today the aviation market demands over 360 billion liters of fuel per year. Energy agencies project this demand will increase to over 900 billion liters per year by 2050. Electrification with known technologies is not viable to replace the high energy density fuel inputs required to operate jet turbines. 

Airlines currently pay a ~700% price premium for limited amounts of clean fuels. Even with these price premiums, supply remains scarce. Synergetic delivers capital-efficient substitute fuel for airlines worldwide, uncapped by the inherently limited supply of expensive biowaste inputs, such as waste food oil or crops.

Our How

The fuels in use today throughout the global transport system are almost exclusively liquid hydrocarbons refined from petroleum. Their combustion emits carbon dioxide as well as a plurality of other pollutants. Liquid transport fuels have become indispensable to modern society, consumed at a rate of over 4.4 trillion liters per year, and growing.

Synthetic fuels are both chemically-superior to petroleum-based fuels, as well as synthesized from abundant clean feedstocks such as air and water. Synergetic’s fuels are manufactured with clean processes such as high temperature electrolysis yielding green hydrogen. Synergetic combines this pure hydrogen with carbon from CO2 captured from the atmosphere and seawater.

Fuel synthesis technology has existed for over 100 years, although it has historically required emissions-intensive energy inputs. Synergetic delivers synthetic fuel production solutions that utilize clean and low-cost energy to produce carbon-neutral fuels beyond the limited constraints of fossil fuel reserves.

Synergetic Management

The Synergetic team brings together world experts from diverse industrial disciplines including shipbuilding, chemical processing, project management, systems integration, aviation, geothermal energy, nuclear energy, and project finance.

Dan Sutton

CEO

Canon Bryan

CFO

John Kutsch

CTO

Jens Thordarson

VP Iceland

Charles Peterson

Advisory Board

Seth Grae

Advisory Board

Solution

Our solution lies at the convergence of step-change technological breakthroughs, enabling new capabilities to synthesize net-zero liquid fuels at lower cost than fossil incumbents.

Technologies

To make Net Zero Fuels, Synergetic brings together the following ingredients:

clean power sources including Superhot Rock Geothermal

Clean inputs of air and water

mature Chemical processes, powered by clean energy

Offshore Production

Shipyard Construction

Energy Sources

GEOTHERMAL

Found in various locations around the globe, tapping into this robust and clean energy source for the production of Net Zero Fuels enables the mobilization of immobile thermal energy.

LARGE SCALE HYDROELECTRIC

Large hydroelectric resources are some of the cleanest, most consistent energy sources on earth. Synergetic provides a new opportunity to harness these systems for the production of Net Zero Fuels, to be mobilized anywhere on the planet.

HIGH-TEMPERATURE NUCLEAR

Small high-temperature nuclear systems are on the cusp of widespread commercial adoption. These systems are low-cost and right-sized for industrial applications requiring high-quality process heat, including fuel synthesis.

SOLAR AND WIND

Solar and wind resources are often found in places that are not close to the point of demand, rendering them stranded. Using valuable solar and wind capacity to make Net Zero Fuels enables easy energy transport to the point of demand while harnessing and mobilizing the power of the sun.

Inputs

WATER

Cracking H2O through High-Temperature Electrolysis to make Green Hydrogen.

AIR

Using Direct Air and Oceanic Capture to harvest clean Clean Carbon.

Processing

FISCHER-TROPSCH

To process syngas into Sustainable Aviation Fuel and other Net-Zero Fuels.

HABER-BOSCH

To process Green Hydrogen into Green Ammonia.

Production Platforms

OFFSHORE PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS

Small power systems, carbon and hydrogen production systems, and processing systems are built modularly into offshore production platforms, that are built serially in shipyards. This offers the most efficient and smallest-land footprint method for modular construction.

SHIPYARD MANUFACTURING

Shipyard manufacturing is proven to be a highly efficient method for large-scale industrial manufacturing. Its’ ability to reduce land footprints and increase efficiencies through serial construction has been well demonstrated.

Memberships

Synergetic is active in the industries in which it participates. It also actively participates in the clean energy policy dialogue globally. Synergetic is proud to call itself a member of:

Global Zero

ESG

Synergetic is a proud signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Synergetic has committed itself, along with thousands of other organizations around the world, to aligning its business practices with universal principals on human rights, labour, the environment and corporate corruption.

Net Zero Fuels are sustainable. Net Zero Fuels address 13 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. Please see below to read about how Net Zero Fuels addresses each of these 13 SDGs.

Foundational Documents

These reports have been authored by founding shareholders of Synergetic. They are both recognized as seminal studies for the global energy industry, and contribute to the foundation of Synergetic’s core philosophy.

Sustainable Aviation Fuels for Iceland

Missing Link To A Livable Climate

How Hydrogen-Enabled Synthetic Fuels Can Help Deliver the Paris Goals.

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Dan Sutton

CEO

Dan has spent the last 15 years as a founder and executive leader in sustainable infrastructure deployment and operations. For the last 11 of those years, he acted as the founder and CEO of Tantalus Labs, where he and his team designed, built, and operated it’s first-of-a-kind production facility SUNLAB, reducing energy demand 90% per square meter relative to historic incumbents. 

He scaled his team from 0-80, grew revenues from 0 to $17m/y, and lead recruitment efforts to win over executives from Walmart, Accenture, KPMG, Imperial Brands, and HSBC. Dan has a strong track record in leadership, Government Relations, Public Relations, and project management. 

He prides himself on building cultures that foster intellect, drive, and relentless resourcefulness.

Canon Bryan

CTO

Canon Bryan is a financial professional with over 25 years of experience in various aspects of the finance industry. Mr. Bryan has experience as a buy-side analyst, entrepreneur, and financial executive. He co-founded and listed two successful companies onto public stock exchanges in North America since 2004. 

He has contracted with many public and private companies, performing a variety of finance-related functions, including public company financial reporting, management reporting, full-cycle accounting, financial planning and analysis, economic modelling, corporate development strategies, technical writing, and project management.

Mr. Bryan is a founding shareholder in Terrestrial Energy, the world’s leading developer of Generation IV ISMR Nuclear Power Plants, where he successfully contributed to fundraising over $1.5b USD including a singular US Government loan guarantee, awarded only once since the inception of the program in 2011.

John Kutsch

CTO

John Kutsch leads the integration of the many discrete systems into a complete unified, optimized and refined system for economic and rapid construction and operation in his role as CTO of Synergetic.

Mr. Kutsch has been President of Whole World LLC, a design engineering company, and Executive Director and President of Thorium Energy Alliance, a 501c3 Research Non-profit. Thorium Energy Alliance is The world leader in promoting industrial material uses for thorium beyond the core use as a fuel. These organizations have been a partner to SYNERGETIC and have co-developed hydrocarbon free hydrogen, ammonia and steel plans.

Mr. Kutsch has managed green energy research projects for Xcel Energy, in conjunction with NREL. He has led Plant and Equipment Optimization and integration programs for a consortium of ADM, Marathon Oil, North Development’s advanced-design Ethanol facility. The facility successfully integrated discrete systems, new standard operating procedures, and new approaches to create the first closed loop, circular, ethanol energy system, greatly increasing operating efficiencies while eliminating nearly all waste streams.

Jens Thordarson

VP Iceland

Jens Thordarson was Chief Operating Officer of Icelandair from 2018 to 2021, after having served as VP Technical Operations at Icelandair since October 2011. He has worked at the Company since 2006, first as an assistant to the Managing Director of ITS, a subsidiary of Icelandair. 

Subsequently he graduated to Director of Finance and Resources at Icelandair’s Technical Division from 2007 to 2010, before he became Head of the Materials and Procurement department. Jens is an Industrial Engineer and holds an M.Sc. Degree from the University of Iceland.

Charles Peterson

Advisory Board

Chuck Peterson is a highly regarded international nuclear power industry expert with world renown expertise in handling complex legal negotiations, deal-making advisory capabilities and experience closing multi-billion dollar transactions involving the building of new nuclear power plants. 

Mr. Peterson previously worked at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP for seventeen years, serving as a partner and Head of the International Energy Practice. He was also a former NRC Licensed Senior Reactor Operator and a licensed nuclear power plant shift supervisor. 

Mr. Peterson earned both a JD at Stanford Law School and an MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to that Mr. Peterson attended the US Naval Academy where he earned his BS in Naval Science and Operational Studies.

Seth Grae

Advisory Board

Mr. Seth Grae is the President and CEO of Lightbridge, where he leads Lightbridge’s efforts to develop and deploy advanced nuclear reactor fuel that will result in more electricity being provided from existing and new reactors, as well as enhanced safety and proliferation resistance, to allow nuclear power to compete and grow internationally as a non-emitting source of base load electricity. 

Lightbridge has also advised governments of countries seeking to start nuclear power programs from feasibility studies through procurement and operations. Lightbridge’s first major international engagement was to develop the strategic plan – the Roadmap for Success – for commercial nuclear energy for the United Arab Emirates.


Mr. Grae is a member of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC) to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and is a member of the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the Nuclear Security Working Group, Nuclear Energy and National Security Coalition, Working Group on Climate, Nuclear, and Security Affairs of the Council on Strategic Risks, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium.