First American Energy



All correspondence should be directed to Dennis Yellowhorse Jones.

First American International LLC Managing Partner and Yellowhorse Industries CEO Dennis Yellowhorse Jones can be reached for general and media inquiries at +1 602-531-9100 or

For years now, calls for energy independence have permeated public discussion. People yearn for freedom from the grips of OPEC.

First American International LLC, a company that operates on the Navajo Nation in northwest New Mexico, near Gallup, may have the answer: Turn the nation’s seemingly endless coal reserves into oil with virtually no environmental impact.

Coal-to-oil refining is not a new concept.

In 1925, German scientists Professor Franz Fischer and Dr. Hans Tropsch patented what would become known as the Fischer-Tropsch process.

It was widely used by the Germans during World War II, accounting for nearly 10 percent of their total fuels and 25 percent of their automobile fuels.

However, while other companies are exploring how to make the extremely inefficient, expensive and environmentally terrifying Fischer–Tropsch process economically viable, with capital investment needs from $500-600 million, to $4-5 billion and several years before significant returns are gained, First Investment is promoting a new process, patented by American engineer Harold Bennett.

FIRST AMERICAN IS NOT FISCHER-TROPSCH. Unlike Fischer-Tropsch, the First American Energy creates a self-contained refinery that turns coal almost wholly into petroleum and char. The char is clean burning and can be utilized by power plants to meet all EPA standards or it can be further refined into metallurgical coke to be used in the steel industry. It operates on low heat and low pressure unlike Fischer-Tropsch.

There are no harmful emissions with the FIRST AMERICAN ENERGY and it is more than 99-percent efficient, according to independent scientific reports and studies. All byproducts can be supplied to the fuel and industrial chemical and petrochemical industries.

Moreover, the capital investment needed can be gained back in a very short period of time.

“People hear this and they think it’s not possible, but it is and it works,” says First American Managing Partner Dennis Yellowhorse Jones, who presented a functional prototype of the Bennett processing facility Aug. 28 in Albuquerque, N.M.

“This is an amazing but simple and clean process that should attract people’s attention.”

Yellowhorse Jones, a general contractor and geologist, has spent a large part of his life researching and selling environmentally friendly minerals and technologies.

The First American Energy, once operational, could also be a huge uplift for the Navajo Nation, creating jobs in the community that faces 40-percent unemployment but has some of the largest coal reserves in the U.S. Furthermore, First American has also brokered a five-year, no-cost land lease for a proposed facility, located right off Interstate 40, with prime access to railroad distribution, as well.

But the best part of the First American Energy is that it is safely adaptable to anywhere in the word where coal can be found or shipped. Furthermore, the First American Energy thrives on lower-grade coals, like lignite, so places with lower-grade reserves are unmarketable actually can benefit with the First American Energy.

With enough of a supply of raw materials and premier location, the first facility can process up to 800,000 tons of coal each year. Additional facilities and expansion can follow once the initial facility is operating at capacity.

As crude oil and gasoline prices continue their upward climb, Yellowhorse Jones and First American expect the factory to be a win-win for all. The general public will have fewer environmental concerns as emissions are reduced and fuel prices are eased by the new source.