Competitive Edge: USA BioEnergy and Texas Renewable Fuels

May 5, 2022 |

12 advanced biorefineries specializing in the conversion of sustainably sourced wood waste into sustainable aviation fuel and naphtha are what USA BioEnergy is working on right now. Carbon capture tech is involved too. What’s the tech behind it? The feedstocks? What about the CO2? How does that all work? What are 3 big milestones they are getting ready for now?

In today’s Digest, get all the details on USA BioEnergy and Texas Renewable Fuels ready for you now.

Q: Tell us about your organization. What do you do?

USA BioEnergy is developing a series of 12 advanced biorefineries specializing in the conversion of sustainably sourced wood waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and naphtha, using dependable, market-proven technologies. USA BioEnergy’s biorefinery design features carbon capture technology to prevent green-house gas emissions from contributing to CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Our captured CO2 is stored permanently deep underground giving us the lowest CI score in the industry. 

Q: What stage of development are you?

Commercial stage – have mature products or services on the market.

Q: What do your technologies, products or services do and accomplish – how does it (they) work, who is it (they) aimed for 

There are several demonstration plants that have successfully converted woody biomass to liquid fuels via gasification and Fischer Tropsch technology. Woody biomass is an ideal feedstock because it’s easy to achieve uniformity, which is optimal for gasification, and it’s abundantly available. Wood waste is also easier to convert to liquid fuels because it contains fewer contaminants and tars.

Q: Competitively, what gives your technology, product or service set an edge in cost or performance, sustainability, or any other aspect, that makes it stand out from the crowd, In short, what makes it transformative?

The wood waste feedstock is gasified, with subsequent gas conditioning, cleaning of the raw synthesis gas (syngas) and adjusting of the composition of the syngas in preparation for downstream synthesis of Fischer-Tropsch liquids. Prior to synthesis, CO2 and sulfur compounds are removed in the acid gas removal step. The captured CO2 is compressed and transported via pipeline to permanent geologic storage. Following synthesis, the crude product (syncrude) is refined into finished renewable fuels.

Q: What are the top milestones you have accomplished in the past 3 years?

1.     USA BioEnergy Announced First Advanced Biorefinery in Bon Wier, Texas After Receiving $150M in State and Local Incentives. 

2.     USA BioEnergy Announced Completion of Forest2Market Study Affirming Availability of Wood Waste for Renewable Fuels Production. 

3.     Offtake agreement with major airline(s). 

4.     Highly confident letter from Citi and Stifel. 

5.     Fel-2 engineering has begun. 

Q: What are the 3 top milestones you will accomplish in the next 3 years?

1.     We will soon close on our development capital raise. 

2.     Construction will be nearing completion on our first biorefinery. 

3.     Several other sites will be in the planning and permitting phase to begin construction.

Q. Where can I learn more about USA BioEnergy and Texas Renewable Fuels?

Click here to visit USA BioEnergy and Texas Renewable Fuels’s website.

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