Velocys presents BioRenewable Deployment Consortium webinar

4 Nov 2020

Velocys leads a discussion on ‘Wood Residues to Jet Fuel’.

Velocys was pleased to present to industry colleagues at the BioRenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) and give an update on company projects which convert woody biomass to jet fuel in the United States.

Jeff McDaniel, Velocys’ Vice President New Projects, provided an appraisal of the flagship Bayou Fuels facility located in Mississippi, which will make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from woody biomass and renewable natural gas. Project updates included recent optimisation work which has identified an opportunity to utilise renewable natural gas as a co-feed that will materially increase production and returns, and reduce capex intensity.

He went on to outline the important role of carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) at Bayou Fuels, which Velocys’ has partnered with industry leaders Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to implement and will result in the production of net negative carbon intensity fuels.

Updates were also given on recent successes in Velocys’ woody biomass to jet fuel technology being licensed and demonstrated at commercial scale internationally, including with Toyo Engineering in Japan and Redrock Biofuels in Oregon.

It is expected that Bayou Fuels will be producing fuel at commercial scale by the middle of the decade, and will be the first in a series of biorefineries developed by Velocys in North America.