Demonstration of a Pilot Integrated Biorefinery for the Economical Conversion of Biomass to Diesel Fuel

Demonstration of a Pilot Integrated Biorefinery for the Economical Conversion of Biomass to Diesel Fuel

Recipient: Renewable Energy Institute International

Funding Agency: Department of Energy

Grant Amount: $19,980,930

Local Amount: $18,655,915

Grant Description: This project will upgrade validated unit processes into a fully integrated pilot biorefinery to demonstrate the efficient and economical conversion of 25 dry tons per day (dtpd) of agriculture and forest biomass residues into high quality, clean diesel fuel. This integrated biorefinery will be operated for extended periods to collect essential technical, operational and performance data. This data is necessary for the final design, scale-up and reliable deployment of the first commercial scale plants in Gridley, California, Toledo, Ohio, and other locations throughout the United States as outlined in the proposal.

Project Description: No activities this Quarter.

Job Creation: No new jobs were created this quarter.

Grant Allocations:

Pacific Renewable Fuels, Inc., McClellan, CA, $715,643.

Red Lion Bioenergy, Llc, Maumee, OH, $560,309.

University of Toledo, the, Toledo, OH, $49,063.

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