Euglena completes demo-scale algae biorefinery for renewable jet and diesel

Japan-based biotechnology firm euglena (earlier submit) has accomplished the development of its demonstration-scale biorefinery in Yokohama for the manufacturing of renewable jet and diesel fuels from algae and waste oil.

The plant, which can use the Biofuels ISOCONVERSION course of (earlier submit) licensed by Chevron Lummus World / ARA, could have a manufacturing capability of 5 barrels per day, with deliberate preliminary deliberate manufacturing quantity of 125 kiloliters per 12 months (786 barrels).

euglena is partnering with ANA on the aviation facet. Euglena expects its renewable jet gas to qualify for ASTM certification by subsequent spring.


euglena has additionally been partnering with Isuzu Motors to check the renewable diesel for on-road use.

euglena invested ¥6 billion (US$53 million) within the growth of the Yokohama demo refinery. euglena plans to construct commercial-scale refineries to carry produce 1 million kiloliters of gas (6.three million barrels) in whole by 2030.