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Velocys completes Red Rock Biofuels Lakeview biorefinery reactor order

Velocys plc, a UK-headed developer of advanced biofuels and gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology has announced that it has completed the manufacturing and delivery of four reactors to US advanced biofuels plant developer Red Rock Biofuels LLC (RRB) biorefinery facility in Lakeview, Oregon (OR). RRB has a further option to purchase an additional two reactors by the end of 2020.

Red Rock Biofuels LLC (RRB) biorefinery facility in Lakeview, Oregon (OR) is currently under
construction (photo courtesy RRB).

Originally a spin-out from Oxford University, in 2008 Velocys acquired a US company based on complementary technology developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Velocys designed, developed and now licenses proprietary Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology for the generation of clean, low carbon, synthetic drop-in aviation and road transport fuel from municipal solid waste and residual woody biomass plants currently in construction and development.

We are very pleased to have completed the reactor order for Red Rock’s facility in Oregon, which will produce low carbon sustainable fuels from forestry waste. Our reactor supply chain has now been tested and has proven our capability to deliver our technology to our global clients. Velocys has the technology, demonstrated at a commercial scale, to enable the production of sustainable fuels. This fuel is essential for the hard to decarbonise transportation sector and will help to meet net-zero emissions as required by many Governments, said Henrik Wareborn, CEO, Velocys

Velocys is also at present developing two reference projects: one in Natchez, Mississippi (MS) in the United States (US) incorporating carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) and one in Immingham, UK, to produce fuels that significantly reduce both greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and key exhaust pollutants for aviation and road transport.

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