Bayou Fuels

We are developing a plant in Mississippi that will create sustainable aviation fuel for airline transportation in the U.S. It will process waste from the paper and lumber industries – woody biomass forest residue that would otherwise rot on the forest floor or contribute to forest fires.

The facility will be first of its kind and Velocys’ agreement with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV) will take these environmental benefits a step further through CCS; whereby Bayou Fuels CO2 will be captured before it enters the atmosphere. This combination of CCS-ready technology and OLCV’s expertise in storing CO2 will enable the Velocys’ facility to produce net negative carbon intensity fuels.


Feedstock: Woody biomass

Nameplate capacity: 35 million gallons / year

Partners: In negotiation

Status: Pre-FEED and federal permitting completed

Federal Loan Guarantee application: In process

gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) per year
CO2, negative emission fuels using renewable energy and carbon storage
rural jobs

Natchez aerial site view