Successful biorefinery tech startup at Euglena's algae-to-biofuels project

Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) and Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) have announced the successful startup of Euglena Co., Ltd. (Euglena) integrated Biofuels ISOCONVERSION unit in Yokohama, Japan. The 5 barrel-per-day, 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 out of an algae oil blend and waste vegetable oil.

Euglena plans to produce a SAF that meets the ASTM D7566 Annex 6 (Catalytic Hydrothermolysis Jet (CHJ) production pathway) specifications and supply it to commercial flights in Japan.

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