KiOR receives fuel registration from EPA for renewable gasoline; first cellulosic gasoline registration in US
KiOR, Inc. says it has been granted Part 79 (Title 40 CFR Part 79) registration for its Renewable Gasoline Blendstock 5 (earlier post) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The registration, required by manufacturers of motor vehicle fuels by the EPA, must be completed prior to the sale of the product.
KiOR is a development stage, next-generation renewable fuels company that has developed a two-step proprietary technology platform to convert non-food biomass into cellulosic gasoline, diesel and fuel oil.
KiOR combines a proprietary catalyst system with a biomass-to-renewable crude conversion technology to produce a high-quality oil called Re-Crude using a process similar to Fluid Catalytic Cracking used in the oil industry. Re-Crude is refined into gasoline and diesel blendstocks that are compatible with existing fuel infrastructure.
Part 79 registration is a landmark for KiOR and the renewable sector, as KiOR’s gasoline is the first renewable cellulosic gasoline that the EPA has registered for sale in the United States.—Fred Cannon, KiOR's President and Chief Executive Officer
Part 79 registration does not constitute endorsement, certification, or approval by any agency of the United States.