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Velocys Reports £7 Mn Funding Round Progress (Ind. Report)
Velocys PLC British
Date: 2019-07-15
UK-headquartered landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc is reporting British Airways and Royal Dutch Shell PLC have invested a combined £2.8 million in a £7 million fundraising round.

The proceeds will be used for front-end engineering design of Velocys' Mississippi biorefinery, to build on intellectual property, and to test catalyst and Fischer-Tropsch reactors. (Source: Velocys, Alliance News, 15 July, 2019) Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 -- Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys,  Biofuel,  Biorefinery,  Waste-to-Fuel,  


Velocys Proposed Natchez Biorefinery on Track (Ind. Report)
Velocys
Date: 2019-06-03
UK-headquartered landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc is reporting its proposed biorefinery in Natchez, Mississippi, has completed the environmental assessment required under the National Environmental Policy Act, as well as approximately 1,000 hours of integrated demonstrations processing dry Southern yellow pine wood chips to fuels in North Carolina at a rate of 4 metric tpd.

According to the company, the wood chip-to-fuel demonstration allowed it to demonstrate actual biofuel yields from representative feedstock and actual syngas composition. The proposed 20 MMgy Natchez facility is expected to begin operations in 2024. (Source: Velocys, 29 May, 2019) Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 -- Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys,  Biofuel,  Biorefinery,  


Velocys, Red Rock Amend Fischer-Tropsch Reactors Deal (Ind Report)
Velocys,Red Rock Biofuel
Date: 2019-02-13
UK-headquartered landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc reports it and Fort Collins, Colorado-based Red Rock Biofuels LLC (RRB) have agreed to amendments in RRB's licensing of Velocys' Fischer-Tropsch reactors and proprietary catalyst for RRB's biorefinery which is under construction in Lakeview, Oregon.

The amended agreement will see Velocys accelerate delivery of the first of four reactors and first four charges of catalyst. It will also reduce RRB's commitment for reactors from six to four but RRB will retain an option to acquire reactors 5 and 6 units at the existing price until the end of 2020. (Source: Velocys, Hydrocarbon Engineering, Others, 12 Feb., 2019) Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 -- Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com; Red Rock Biofuels, Terry Kulesa, CEO, (970) 223-6766, tkulesa@redrockbio.com, www.redrockbio.com.

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fischer-Tropsch,  Velocys,  Red Rock Biofuel,  


Velocys' Natchez Biorefinery Site FONSI Approved (Ind. Report)
Velocys
Date: 2018-08-10
UK-headquartered landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc Velocys plc reports the USDA has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) ruling on the environmental assessment report for Velocys' planned Bayou Fuels biorefinery in Natchez, Mississippi. With the FONSI process completed, Velocys will now focus on securing the requisite state-level permits to construct and operate the biorefinery.

The 100-acre Natchez biorefinery will use Velocys' technology to produce low-carbon transportation fuels from the wood wastes of lumbering operations and tree plantations. The plant is expected to convert locally-sourced woody biomass waste into enough renewable fuel to meet the annual demands of running around 40,000 diesel and gasoline trucks. (Source: Velocys Plc, PR, 7 Aug., 2018)Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 -- Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys,  Woody Biomass,  Biofuel,  


Velocys Planning £6Mn Share Offering (Int'l Report)
Velocys
Date: 2018-07-30
UK-based landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc reports it is seeking to raise £6 million ($7.9 million) gross in a share placement. The proceeds will be earmarked for the company's waste-to-renewable jet fuel project in the US, as well as for support for the ENVIA project and for on-boarding strategic investors for the Natchez, Mississippi biorefinery project, which will use woody biomass as feedstock.

The placing is to happen in two tranches of 30 million shares each. Cannacord Genuity Group, Numis Securities Ltd, Peat & Co and Turner Pope Investments (TPI) Ltd arranged the placing, which is not being underwritten. (Source: Velocys, Renewables, 26 July, 2018) Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840-- Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys,  Waste-to-Fuel,  Jet Fuel,  Aviation Fuel,  Woody Biomass,  


Velocys Secures Funding for UK Waste-to-Jet Fuel Project (Int'l)
Velocys
Date: 2018-06-20
UK-based landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc reports it has secured £4.9 million of funding for the next development phase of the waste-to-sustainable jet fuel project the company is developing in the UK. As part of the funding package a grant of £434,000 has been secured from the Department for Transport (DfT) under the Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (F4C).

The project is being developed with support from oil giant Royal Dutch Shell and British Airways. The team is developing the engineering and business case for the construction of a first plant in the UK that will convert hundreds of thousands of tpy of post-recycled waste into clean-burning, sustainable fuels to be used by British Airways.

The fuel is expected to deliver over 70 pct greenhouse gas reduction and 90 pct reduction in particulate matter emissions compared with conventional jet fuel. The project partners expect to reach a final investment decision in the first half of 2020. (Source: Velocys, PR, Business Leader, 19 June, 2018) Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840-- Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys,  Waste-to-Fuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  


Velocys' Miss. Biorefinery Seeks Partners, Investors (Ind. Report)
Velocys
Date: 2018-05-25
The UK-based landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc reports it is seeking one or more strategic investors for a woody biomass-to-fuel biorefinery project in Natchez, Mississippi, the final investment decision (FID) for which is now expected in the second half of 2019.

The company's £759,000 ($1 million) revenue in 2017 came mainly from the lease of catalyst to and engineering support for Envia Energy's plant in Oklahoma City, which uses the Velocys Fischer-Tropsch (FT) system, and revenues from feasibility studies, predominantly for a UK waste-to-jet fuel project, accordinb to the company. (Source: Velocys, Renewables Now, Others, 24 May, 2018) Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840-- Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Fuel,  Velocys,  Biofuel,  Biorefinery,  


Velocys Announces ENVIA Biorefinery RINs Verified (Ind. Report)
Velocys,ENVIA Energy
Date: 2018-03-19
The UK-based landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys PLC reports the Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) produced at ENVIA Energy's Oklahoma City plant have been verified by Weaver, an independent third party auditor, under the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) approved by the US EPA.

The third-part verification represents a commercial validation of Velocys' technology and supports the Company's strategy to build a biorefinery in Natchez, Mississippi.

ENVIA Energy has inked a fixed-price RIN purchase and sale agreement with TransMontaigne Product Services, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of NGL Energy Partners).

Only 400,000 D7 RINs have ever been generated within the US. ENVIA is expected to generate around 100,000 D7 RINs per month under the approved pathway.

By way of contrast, Velocys' future Mississippi biorefinery is being designed to generate over 20 million gallons of fuel and is expected to generate over 30 million D3/D7 RINs per year. (Source: Velocys, PR, DigitalJournal, 15 Mar., 2016) Contact: Velocys, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840-- Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com; ENVIVA Energy, www.envivabiomass.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys,  RINs,  ENVIA Energy,  


ENVIA's Fuel Believed to Meet US EPA RFS (Ind. Report)
Velocys PLC,ENVIVA
Date: 2018-01-17
Alliance News is reporting London-based landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys PLC notes that its JV partner ENVIA Energy claims that fuel produced at the Oklahoma City gas-to-liquids plant meets the requirements to be submitted for qualification under the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Accordingly, the facility has submitted numerous Renewable Identification Number (RIN)credits to the US EPA registration system.

Subject to the confirmation of the pathway compliance, all necessary processes to trade the D7 RIN credits will be completed in the first quarter of 2018.

ENVIA's Fischer-Tropsch process creates a drop-in fuel from renewable biogas and pipeline natural gas. For a fuel produced exclusively from renewable feedstock, this equals to RIN values at around $4.0 per gallon . (Source: Velocys PLC, ENVIVA, Alliance News , 16 Jan., 2018) Contact: Velocys, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 - Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com; ENVIVA Energy, www.envivabiomass.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fischer-Tropsch,  ENVIVA,  RINs,  Velocys PLC,  Renewable Fuels,  


Velocys Planning Natchez Mississippi Biorefinery (Ind. Report)
Velocys
Date: 2017-10-25
The UK-based landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys PLC reports Velocys reports it has taken an option on a 100-acre site in Natchez, Mississippi where it plans to construct a biorefinery that will process woody biomass into high specification renewable diesel and aviation jet fuel for the US market, its primary focus.

According to the company, it has been offered $2 million in county tax incentives, $15 million in state tax breaks as well as smaller incentives. (Source: Velocys, Natchez Democrat, AP, 23 Oct., 2017) Contact: Velocys, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 - Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys,  


SynTech Bioenergy Opens Hawaiian Office (Ind. Report)
SynTech Bioenergy
Date: 2017-07-14
Denver-based SynTech Bioenergy reports the opening of its office for sales and field service in Honolulu, Hawaii.

SynTech's BioMax advanced thermal conversion of biomass and other waste materials systems are modular and scalable for electrical output from 165 kW up to 1 MW. They can be powered by a variety of biomass and waste materials, such as wood chips, nut shells, and fruit pits. The systems are fully automated, can be operated and controlled remotely, and neither use nor produce water.

In addition to BioMax, SynTech's technologies include FluiMax, a fluidized bed gasification system suitable for larger applications and processing a wider range of waste materials, and LiquiMax, a proprietary Fischer-Tropsch gas-to-liquids technology for producing liquid fuels from natural gas and waste-derived gases. (Source: SynTech Bioenergy, PR, 10 July, 2017)Contact: SynTech Bioenergy LLC, Jason Erickson, (360) 869-6766, jerickson@syntechbioenergy.com, www.syntechbioenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SynTech Bioenergy,  Biomass,  


Velocys Refocusing on U.S. Renewable Fuels Market (Int'l)
Velocys
Date: 2017-06-23
The UK-based landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys PLC reports it is targeting the US market as it transitions into a renewable fuels company. Velocys is aiming to build plants that convert woody biomass to high specification renewable diesel and aviation jet fuel for the US market, its primary focus.

According to Velocys CEO David Pummell, the company is moving away from being a Fischer-Tropsch technology-based company to being a renewable fuels company. The Fischer-Tropsch process converts carbon monoxide and hydrogen into liquid hydrocarbons. (Source: Velocys, PR, Alliance News, Others, 22 June, 2017) Contact: Velocys, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 - Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys ,  Fischer-Tropsch,  Renewable Fuels,  Biofuel,  Woody Biomass,  


IHI E&C Selected for Velocys Biomass-to-Liquids Plant Engineering Study (Ind. Report)
Velocys,IHI E&C International
Date: 2017-06-05
London, UK-based gas-to-liquisd specialist Velocys PLC reports it has selected Houston, Texas-headquartered IHI E&C International Corp to carry out pre-front end engineering design for its first biomass-to-liquids plant in the U.S. The engineering study is expected to be completed in the second half of 2017.

Velocys will work with IHI E&C and its technology partners to support the rapid deployment of the biomass-to-liquids plant in the renewable fuels space. According to Velocys, the contract aligns its own interests with IHI, as both look to enter the US renewable transportation fuels market. (Source: Velocys, PR, Alliance, 5 June, 2017) Contact: Velocys, David Pummell, CEO, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 - Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com; IHI E&C International, (713) 270-3100, www.ihi-ec.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys,  Gas-to-Liquids,  Biomass-to-Liquid,  


ENVIA Produces First Fischer-Tropsch Product with Velocys Reactors (Ind. Report)
ENVIA Energy,Velocys
Date: 2017-02-06
UK-based gas-to-liquids specialist Velocys and US-based ENVIA Energyare reporting the production of their first Fischer-Tropsch product at ENVIA's plant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The plant incorporates Velocys' full-scale commercial Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reactors.

The plant's Fischer-Tropsch products are fractionated on site to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha fuels which are expected to qualify under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and generate tradeable credits in the form of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs). (Source: ENVIA Energy, Biofuels Int'l, Feb., 2017) Contact: Velocys, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 7000, david@velocys.com, www.velocys.com; ENVIVA Energy, www.envivabiomass.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ENVIA Energy,  Velocys,  Fischer-Tropsch,  


Microvi Biogas-to-Liquids Tech Reports DOE Funding (Ind. Report)
Microvi
Date: 2016-10-14
Following-up on our June 26th, 2015 coverage, San Francisco-based industrial biotechnology specialist Microvi is reporting receipt of US DOE grant funding for its new MicroNiche Engineering Platform Technology that converts the CO2 and methane in biogas into biobutanol and other biochemicals.

Microvi's new biogas conversion technology builds on its biochemicals portfolio,including a bioethanol technology, which was validated at the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in June, 2015. The EPA estimates as many as 11,000 sites across the US are suitable for significant biogas production. (Source: Microvi , 12 Oct., 2016) Contact: Microvi, Fatemeh Shirazi, CEO, (510) 344-0668, www.microvi.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Microvi ,  Methane,  Biogas,  Biochemical,  Biobutanol,  


Envia Oklahoma City GTL Plant Construction Completed (Ind. Report)
Velocys ,Envia Energy
Date: 2016-09-30
Following on our February 5th coverage, Velocys plc is reporting the completion of construction of Envia Energy's landfill gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Envia Energy, a joint venture of Velocys, Waste Management, NRG Energy and Ventech, will utilize Velocys' full-scale commercial Fischer-Tropsch reactors.

Pre-commissioning work, including hydro-testing of the lines and vessels, and a rigorous inspection process, is substantially complete. The project is expected to act as the commercial reference plant for its technology, according to Velocys. (Source: Velocys, Various Media, Biomass Mag., 27 Sept., 2016) Contact: Velocys, David Pummell, CEO, (713) 275-5840, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com; Ventech Process Equipment, (713) 477-0201, www.ventechequipment.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lanfill Gas,  Velocys ,  Envia Energy,  Fischer-Tropsch,  Gas-to-Liquid,  


Velocys' Oklahoma City Landfill Gas-to-Liquids Plant Construction Complete (Ind. Report)
Velcoys
Date: 2016-09-26
Velocys, a UK-based landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys is reporting that construction of its Envia GTL plant featuring Fischer-Tropsch reactors in Oklahoma City, US, has been completed.

Velocys has been supporting the EPC contractor, Ventech, in leading and executing the planning for the commissioning, start-up and operation of the plant. Pre-commissioning work, including hydro-testing of the lines and vessels, and a rigorous inspection process, has also been substantially completed, according to a company statement.

(Source: Velocys, 23 Sept., 2016) Contact: Velocys, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 - Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com; Ventech Process Equipment, (713) 477-0201, www.ventechequipment.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys,  Landfill Gas,  Gas-to-Liquids,  

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