Aemetis, Chevron Lummus expand agreement renewable jet diesel fuel

Aemetis, Chevron Lummus expand agreement for renewable jet and diesel fuel

5:12 AM, 22nd October 2012
Aemetis, Chevron Lummus expand agreement for renewable jet and diesel fuel

CUPERTINO, US: Aemetis Inc has signed an expanded, global 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 expanded license agreement grants Aemetis Advanced Fuels Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aemetis, the use of the Biofuels ISOCONVERSION process to produce fuels that meet the necessary ASTM requirements for 100 per cent replacement, renewable jet fuel and diesel in Aemetis biorefineries and joint ventures throughout the world.

The Biofuels ISOCONVERSION process includes patented catalytic hydrothermolysis (CH) reactor technology, developed by Applied Research Associates (ARA), which utilizes water as a catalyst to quickly and inexpensively convert plant and algal 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 renewable jet fuel and diesel.

“The refining technology developed by Chevron Lummus Global and ARA produces lower-cost, renewable replacements for existing petroleum products. As global fuel supply chains seek to become less dependent on crude oil due to supply and price uncertainty, the availability of replacement jet and diesel fuel from sustainable, renewable feedstocks will be rapidly adopted as a primary source of storable, transportable, dense energy for military and commercial operations,” said Eric McAfee, Chairman and CEO, Aemetis.

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