Red Rock Biofuels Announces Groundbreaking on First Commercial Facility, Orders FT Reactors, Catalysts from Velocys

May 21, 2018 – Red Rock Biofuels has announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the company’s first commercial facility in Lakeview, Oregon, will be held on July 18, 2018. The Lakeview facility will use Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology to convert forestry residues into diesel and jet fuel. The facility is expected to turn 136,000 tons of waste woody material into 15 million gallons of drop-in transportation fuels annually.

The groundbreaking announcement comes just a few weeks after Red Rock provided a “notice to proceed” to Velocys to produce the FT reactors and catalysts for the Red Rock biorefinery.

Red Rock Biofuels was one of the initial recipients of Defense Production Act funding back in 2014 to enable the construction of biorefineries. The fuels are intended to be cost-competitive with petroleum-based fuels, be military grade, and have greater than 50% reduction in GHG emission compared to conventional fuels.

CAAFI’s Assistant Director, Chris Tindal, will attend the Red Rock groundbreaking on behalf of CAAFI.

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