Country

USA

Date

28/05/2013

Entity

Department of Defense, Emerald Biofuels, Natures BioReserve, Fulcrum Biofuels

Product

Biofuels

Category

Deployment

Summary

US Department of Defense awards 16 M$ for drop-in military biofuels

DoD will award three contracts for a total amount of 16 M$ to Emerald Biofuels, Natures BioReserve and Fulcrum Biofuels to develop plans for biorefineries able to produce up to 150 million gallon at a cost bellow 4 $ per gallon. These companies will add 17 M$ of investments to the grant.
 
These contracts constitute the first step of a two phases program. The second phase would award up to 180 M$ in additional contracts to accelerate the construction of at least one biorefinery capable of providing US military with sufficient fuels to meet its Great Green Fleet plans. There is no guarantee however that Phase 1 recipients will be automatically the finalist for Phase 2 grants. Despite this, DoD received more than a dozen of proposals.

The ultimate goal of the project is to establish one or more complete value chains, including feedstock  production and logistics, conversion facilities (Integrated Biorefineries), fuel blending, transportation, and logistics. The biorefinery should be capable to produce drop-in liquid fuels such as JP-5 or JP-8.

 

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