Renewable Fuels


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Parcel Delivery, Logistics & Distribution

United Kingdom, United States

As a leading global logistics company, we have a sense of responsibility to leverage our expertise, scope, and scale to explore and test the viability of new technologies. We do so by operating a rolling laboratory to evaluate a diverse range of existing and emerging technologies in real-world operating conditions.

Overview

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Location: United Kingdom, United States

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Status: Running

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Primary Feedstock: Agricultural Waste

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Products: Lignocellulosic Ethanol

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Technology: Novozymes

Description

Renewable natural gas (RNG), or biomethane, is derived from many abundant renewable sources, including decomposing organic waste in landfills, wastewater treatment, and agriculture. RNG can be used in any natural gas vehicle. Also known as synthetic diesel, renewable diesel is an advanced hydrocarbon-based fuel that is fully interchangeable with petroleum diesel and offers superior performance and benefits, much like how synthetic lubricants are used in cars instead of petroleum-based lubricants. Bio-based feedstocks from fats, plant oils and waste residues are converted to renewable diesel using advanced refining technologies. These new bio-refineries also have the capability to produce other renewable fuels such as renewable jet fuel, renewable gasoline and renewable propane.

Impact

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Total Volume Contracted: 227 million liters over the next several years

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Investment: US$750 million

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Partners: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Neste, Renewable Energy Group (REG), Solazyme, Blu, Memphis Gas and Light, Clean Energy Fuels Corp., Atmos Energy Marketing, LLC

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