Ensyn’s bio-fuel receives US regulatory approval

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Ensyn, a Canadian producer of cellulosic liquid biofuels produced from wood residues and other non-food biomass, has been granted a key regulatory approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its renewable gasoline product, RFGasoline.

This approval is required for the sale of RFGasoline into U.S. commerce. RFGasoline, a drop-in gasoline transportation fuel, is created by processing Ensyn’s renewable crude (RFO), a liquid cellulosic feedstock for refiners, with customary petroleum feedstocks in conventional petroleum refineries (RFO coprocessing). Ensyn is developing and commercializing RFO coprocessing in a strategic alliance with Honeywell UOP, a leader in technology solutions for the refining industry.

Veronica May, vice president and general manager of UOP’s Renewable Energy and Chemicals business, said, “We are very pleased that RFGasoline has received this important regulatory approval.  With Part 79 regulatory approvals now in hand for both RFDiesel and RFGasoline, Ensyn and Honeywell UOP can accelerate the commercial introduction of RFO Coprocessing, an attractive  solution for refiners wishing to easily integrate cellulosic feedstocks into their  operations in a cost-effective manner.”