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Aemetis, Chevron Lummus JV for renewable jet and diesel fuel production

7:12 AM, 23rd August 2012
Aemetis, Chevron Lummus JV for renewable jet and diesel fuel production

CUPERTINO, US: Aemetis Inc, an advanced fuels and renewable chemical company, signed a license agreement with Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) for the inexpensive, rapid production of renewable jet and diesel fuel by the conversion of existing biofuels and petroleum refineries. The license agreement grants Aemetis Advanced Fuels Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aemetis, the use of the biofuels ISOCONVERSION process for the production of 100 per cent drop-in renewable jet fuel and diesel in Aemetis biorefineries throughout North America.

The biofuels ISOCONVERSION process utilizes patented catalytic hydrothermolysis (CH) reactor technology, developed by applied research associates (ARA), which utilizes water as a catalyst to quickly and inexpensively convert plant oils into stable intermediate oil products which are very similar to petroleum crude oil. The intermediate oils are processed with hydrogen using CLG’s ISOCONVERSION catalysts to produce drop-in jet fuel and diesel. Unlike most other process technologies, the renewable fuels produced by this process are 100 per cent replacements for petroleum-based jet and diesel fuel.

“This technology is ideally suited for the conversion of existing biofuels production facilities by utilizing the rail siding, feedstock unloading, raw material storage tanks, power generation units, Clean In Place system, neat fuel storage tanks and loadout equipment. Expanding or converting existing biofuels and refining facilities to use the biofuels ISOCONVERSION process accelerates the scale up of production to supply the 70 billion gallon per year global market for jet fuel and the 50 billion gallon US market for diesel,” said Eric McAfee, Chairman and CEO, Aemetis.

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