Country

USA

Date

28/03/2014

Entity

ARA, Blue Sun Energy, Chevron Lummus Global

Product

Biofuels

Category

R&D

Summary

A new demonstration plant starts producing renewable jet fuel in the USA

In the context of a partnership between Applied Research Associates (ARA), Blue Sun Energy and Chevron Lummus Global (CLG), a new demonstration-scale facility has started to produce drop-in diesel and jet fuel in St Joseph, Missouri.

The facility uses the Biofuels Isoconversion  (BIC) process, developed by ARA and CLG,  to directly convert any fats and oils in a drop-in fuels containing isoparaffins, cycloparaffins and aromatics hydrocarbons. The obtained jet fuel does not require to be blended with conventional jet fuel to meet jet fuel specifications (a demonstration flight using the unblended fuel was performed in 2012 by the National Research Council in Canada).

The new demonstration plant will have a total production capacity around 16000 l per day. It will be operated in campaigns to produce tens of thousands of gallons of jet fuel and diesel for ASTM certification testing, endurance testing and test flights through to the end of this year. Various feedstocks will be tested, including Resonance, an industrial oil feedstock from Agrisoma Biosciences, as well as fatty acid distillate, distillers grain corn oil and tallow to ensure a reliable and cost-effective supply.

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A new demonstration plant starts producing renewable jet fuel in the USA

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