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Emerging Fuels Technology licenses its second-generation Fischer-Tropsch technology to Red Rock Biofuels

Emerging Fuels Technology, Inc (EFT) has executed a license agreement with Red Rock Biofuels LLC (RRB) under which EFT will provide its second-generation TL8a Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology to provide additional FT capacity for RRB’s biorefinery in Lakeview, Oregon. EFT has also received a “notice to proceed” from RRB to commence design of its FT system to be installed at the Lakeview biorefinery.

RRB is a subsidiary of IR1 Group LLC (IR1), which has built and operated more than 325 million gallons of biofuels production capacity and is constructing the Lakeview biorefinery.

IR1 will build a global portfolio of biorefineries to convert waste woody biomass into renewable jet and diesel fuels. IR1 says that through a proprietary integration of existing technologies, it makes the long-commercialized Fischer-Tropsch process economic at the biomass scale.

By using forest and sawmill residues, IR1 will also reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires by removing waste biomass from overstocked forests.

We are looking forward to working with Red Rock Biofuels on this project, which represents the third commercial license EFT has sold and the first license of our second generation TL8a catalyst/reactor system which requires half as much catalyst volume for the same output capacity as our first generation TL8 catalyst. This means the reactor size is also cut in half for the same capacity. We expect the TL8a system will be a major portion of our licensing activity in the foreseeable future.

—Kenneth Agee, President of EFT


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