KiOR Renewable Gasoline Will Fuel Cars This Year
by Luke Geiver (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. EPA has granted KiOR Inc. the necessary permit to sell renewable cellulosic gasoline in the U.S. According to Fred Cannon, the EPA’s acceptance of KiOR’s advanced biofuel blendstock “is a landmark” for the company and for the renewables sector. “KiOR’s gasoline is the first renewable cellulosic gasoline that the EPA has registered for sale in the United States,” he said, adding that his company “will be fueling cars of American consumers this year.”
Under Section 211 of the Clean Air Act, the EPA requires importers and refiners of gasoline and diesel fuel to register all fuel set for sale before that fuel can be sold.
… The company has developed a fluid-based catalytic cracking process that includes a catalyst regeneration step before a biocrude is hydrotreated into a drop-in blendstock advanced biofuel, much like conventional oil refineries operate today. Fuel produced at the company’s Mississippi facility requires no alterations before entering existing infrastructure used for storage, handling or, transportation. READ MORE and MORE (247WallStreet.com) and MORE (Seeking Alpha) and MORE (Biomass Magazine) and MORE (Biofuels Digest)