Volume 90 Issue 48 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 26, 2012

KiOR Starts Up Cellulosic Oil Unit

Department: Business
Keywords: biofuels, cellulosic biofuels, biogasoline, biodiesel, woody biomass

Renewable fuels firm KiOR has begun making oil from southern yellow pine at a new facility in Columbus, Miss. The company says the oil meets its specifications for upgrading into gasoline and diesel at the facility. When the plant is fully on-line, it will take in 500 tons of biomass per day and produce 11 million gal of oil per year. KiOR’s technology is adapted from fluid catalytic cracking used in petroleum refining. . . .

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