Mercurius in Public

News & Press Releases

April 21-27, 2024
SF Climate Week
Knud Balselve at SF Climate Week in San Francisco, CA.
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March 18-22, 2024
Energy Venture Day and Pitch Competition at CERAWeek
Mercuriuis Biorefining takes 3rd prize at Energy Venture Daya and Pitch Competition at CERAWeek in Houston, TX.
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October 18-20, 2023
ABLC Next 2023 - The Annual Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 2023 in San Francisco
Mercurius Biorefining with carbon negative ‘drop-in’ fuels and chemicals at demonstration plant stage. Eric Seck and Knud Balslev at the ABLC-NEXT conference in San Francisco
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September 25-29, 2023
Michael Vevera speaking at the Queensland Bioecnomy Week in Brisbane, Australia.
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August 29-30, 2023
Karl Seck speaking at the North American SAF Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, MN.
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May 23-24, 2023
Michael Vevera at the conference in the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
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April 19-21, 2023
XPRIZE Carbon Removal Top-60 Carbon Negative Conference
Mercurius won a place in the XPRIZE carbon removal Top-60 challenge. Karl Seck, Knud Balslev and Eric Seck attend the XPRIZE and Credit Suisse "Carbon Negative Conference" in San Francisco, California.
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November 1, 2022
Tech Zero Podcast:
Karl Seck appears on Tech Zero podcast to discuss the use of biofuels as a path to net zero aviation.
October 20, 2022
Carbon negative diesel/marine/jet fuels and chemicals from conversion of residual biomass feedstocks.
Knud Balslev speaking at "Future of Biofuels" conference in Copenhagen, Denmark
August 15, 2022
Turning Sugar Cane Waste in Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Mercurius featured in article by Queensland Department of State Development.
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May 25, 2022 
Fueling Our Future
Video produced by Queensland Government showcasing the REACH™pilot plant in Mackay, Queensland, Australia.
October 15, 2021
7News Mackay News Segment
Video of REACH™ pilot plant at Queensland University of Technology from 7News Mackay
October 14, 2021
Pilot plant turning sugarcane waste into jet fuel, diesel, plastics prepares to flick switch​​​​​​​
Mercurius has teamed up with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to trial the technology onsite in Mackay.
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October 2021
REACH™ pilot plant ready for operation
Commissioning has been completed for REACH pilot plant in Mackay, Queensland, Australia and operations are about to commence.
Mackay biorefinery pilot plant ready for take-off.
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November 14-15, 2019
​​​​​​​Knud Balslev speaking at 2019 California Bioresources Alliance Symposium in Sacramento, California
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November 12-15, 2019
Michael Vevera speaker at Bioenergy Strong 2019 in Brisbane, Queensland Australia
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October 30 - November 1, 2019
Knud Balslev speaking at 2019 Annual ABLC Next in San Francisco, California
July 8-10, 2019
Karl Seck speaking at BIO World Congress 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa
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March 7-8, 2019
Karl Seck at Sustainable Aviation Fuel Summit 2019 in Seattle
February 2019
The REACH™ pilot plant project is greenlighted
Time for this next exciting phase with funding approved by Queensland government and partners ready.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mackay biorefinery pilot plant gets the go-ahead.
​​​​​​​Pilot plant to turn sugarcane waste into biofuel and beer bottles
Dr Darryn Rackemann and Karl Seck examine plant wasteDr Darryn Rackemann and Karl Seck examine plant waste
2018 - 2019
Mercurius launched crowdfunding campaign!
November 07, 2018
Knud Balslev speaking at ABLC 2018 in San Francisco, California
October 17, 2018
Michael Vevera speaking at Bioenergy Strong 2018 in Brisbane, Australia
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September 2018
Voices of Innovation (Podcast)
Karl Seck interviewed in the episode of "Revitalising regional Queensland through biorefining," giving an update on the REACH™ project!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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July 17, 2018
Karl Seck speaking at 2018 BIO World Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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February 2018
Queensland News Features
Karl speaks to local news crew about our latest project in Queensland (Mackay and Gladstone).​​​​​​​
Karl Seck visiting the Mackay Sugar plant in Mackay AustraliaKarl Seck visiting the Mackay Sugar plant in Mackay Australia
October 20, 2017
Karl Seck and Michael Vevera speaking at TABBS (The Australasian Bioenergy and Bioproducts Symposium) in Brisbane, Australia!
July 25, 2017
Mercurius Selected to Advance Queensland Bioeconomy​​​​​​​
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March 02, 2017
Karl Seck on Advanced Biofuels panel at 2017 Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference (ABLC) in Washington, DC. logo