CLG’s Biofuels ISOCONVERSION Technology Makes History Fueling U.S. Navy Test Flight  

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Richmond, CA – Dec. 6, 2016 – Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) today announced the successful deployment of its Biofuels ISOCONVERSION technology in a U.S. Navy test flight. The U.S. Navy EA-18G Green Growler test flight recently took place at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, and used ReadiJet® (CHCJ-5) technology for fuel—a product derived from CLG’s Biofuels ISOCONVERSION process. The test flight was the first of nine flights the Navy’s military specification certification process required for the technology’s operational use, and marked an important milestone in the execution of drop-in renewable fuel as a petroleum-alternative in a jet engine. The Navy has since successfully completed all nine of the required test flights.
“The successful U.S. Navy test flight using ReadiJet technology is an exciting breakthrough for our Biofuels ISOCONVERSION technology,” said Leon de Bruyn, Managing Director of CLG. “Products like ReadiJet and ReadiDiesel® are made possible through the Biofuels ISOCONVERSION process and are sustainable, environmentally conscious alternatives that possess the same energy content expected of petroleum derived fuels.”
Biofuels ISOCONVERSION is a jointly developed technology by CLG and Applied Research Associates (ARA) that can convert a wide variety of low-cost, contaminated waste feedstocks such as yellow grease, brown grease and used cooking oil into renewable biofuel technologies. The technology, based on CLG’s market-leading hydroprocessing technology and ARA’s patented Catalytic Hydrothermolysis process, can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent compared to petroleum, which is just one of its positive environmental impacts.
The recent Navy test flight was a historic event that proved the technology’s compatibility with petroleum jet and diesel engines and paves the way for renewable jet fuel producers and the overall market for biofuels.
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Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) licenses refining hydroprocessing technologies and catalyst systems worldwide, and is a 50-50 joint venture between CB&I and Chevron Products Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation. CLG's research and development staff is continuously seeking advancements in catalyst and technology that will improve operating economics. CLG is the leading process technology licensor for alternate sources of fuels, including oil sands bitumen, shale oil, biofuels and extra heavy oils. For more information about CLG, please visit: