Euglena’s integrated Biofuels Isoconversion unit start up successful

July 21, 2020 |

In Japan, Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) and Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) announced the successful startup of Euglena Co., Ltd.’s integrated Biofuels Isoconversion unit in Yokohama, Japan. CLG is a joint venture between Chevron and Lummus Technology.

The 5 barrel per day (BPD), first-of-its-kind demonstration unit, employs the Biofuels Isoconversion technology, jointly developed by CLG and ARA, to produce renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel fuel out of an algae oil blend and waste vegetable oil. Euglena Co. has successfully started up the demo-unit in 2020, and its renewable diesel products have met the specifications of a Japanese standard of diesel fuel “JIS K2204”. They have started supplying renewable diesel to local bus services for passenger transportation in Japan. Euglena Co. also plans to produce a renewable jet fuel that meets the ASTM D7566 Annex 6 specifications and supply it to commercial flights in Japan.

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