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CLG’s biofuels fuel US Navy test flight

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Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) has announced the successful deployment of its biofuels ISOCONVERSION technology in a US Navy test flight. The US 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 US 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 hydroprocessing technology and ARA’s patented catalytic hydrothermolysis process, can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% 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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