Shell plans to use a “third-party proprietary alcohol-to-jet technology” at Convent that would transform ethanol into low-carbon sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel, according to LED records. The facility would source sugarcane ethanol as a primary feedstock while also having the capacity to turn corn ethanol into low-carbon fuels.

New equipment for the site will include reactors, heat exchangers, compressors, pumps and more. It will use existing pipelines and utilities.

Shell estimates construction would start in February 2025 and would finish by March 2028, assuming all goes to plan.  READ MORE

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