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EPA approves 20% blend of renewable gasoline with conventional gasoline

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved registration for VertiGas20, a renewable gasoline product, to be sold as 20% blends in conventional gasoline to help mitigate transportation carbon emissions.

VertiBlue Fuels, LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Blue Biofuels and Vertimass, will start producing this renewable gasoline as one of the first products coming from the production capacity that VertiBlue Fuels will realize. VertiGas20, is made from renewable ethanol by the joint venture’s licensed technology from Vertimass: Consolidated Alcohol Deoxygenation and Oligomerization (CADO) technology. (Earlier post.)

CADO offers a novel route for 100% conversion of ethanol and other alcohols into hydrocarbons using single-step, low-pressure, low-temperature process without need for hydrogen. Vertimass CADO conversion is accomplished in a single reactor system using a metal exchanged zeolite catalyst.

VertiGas20 is a new generation of fuel which can be used in current gasoline vehicles (approximately 340 million in the US alone) without any engine modifications. This will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing cars and other gasoline-powered engines.

Blue Biofuels is planning to produce cellulosic biofuels which will further reduce the greenhouse gas emissions either when the cellulosic ethanol is used as direct blend in fuel or if it is converted into gasoline or SAF for use in transportation.

VertiGas20 represents a significant step toward producing more renewable fuels, compatible with the existing infrastructure, which will help mitigate climate change.

—Vertimass Chief Operating Officer Dr. John Hannon

An interesting factor is that this enables gasoline vehicles to become more green without replacing them with electric vehicles, thereby offering more choices for the green consumer. Moreover, when Blue Biofuels’ produces cellulosic ethanol with its Cellulose-to-Sugar technology, this will add significant further CO2 reduction to the VertiGas20 fuel by providing cellulosic ethanol, with a higher carbon reduction rating, as feedstock to the VertiGas20 production. This will be a winning combination for the environment and for the company.

—Blue Biofuels CEO and Chairman, Ben Slager

Blue Biofuels is based in Florida and has the goal to produce biofuels through its patented Cellulose-to-Sugar (CTS) technology and its licensed Vertimass technology. CTS is a sustainable, and renewable green energy system with the potential to achieve a near-zero carbon footprint. The CTS process can convert virtually any plant material—grasses, forestry products, and agricultural waste such as sugarcane bagasse and wheat straw—into sugars and lignin.

Sugars are subsequently processed into biofuels, such as ethanol and sustainable aviation fuel, and lignin may be further processed into a variety of products. The CTS process is a patented and proprietary technology wholly owned by Blue Biofuels.



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