Feedstocks Evaluated with Biofuels ISOCONVERSION Process


Millions of gallons of non-edible feedstocks that can be converted into drop-in Jet-A, JP-5, Jp-8 and F-76 are available.

The Biofuels ISOCONVERSION process converts any non-edible oil (triglyceride) directly into high-density aromatic, cycloparaffin, and isoparaffin hydrocarbons that are ideal for true "next generation" drop-in jet and diesel fuels. ARA has successfully tested many different feedstocks to date including:

       • Carinata Oil
• Soybean Oil
• Jatropha Oil
       • Camelina Oil
• Peanut Oil
• Tung Oil
       • Castor Oil
• Distillers-grain Corn Oil
• Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO)
       • Tall Oil
• Shae Butter
• Tallow

AgrisomaARA began working with Agrisoma Biosciences LLC in the spring of 2011. Agrisoma’s Resonance crop, based on Brassica Carinata, is a promising next-generation, drop-in feedstock oil. Carinata oil contains a high proportion of Erucic acid and has a carbon chain containing 22 carbon atoms compared to oils from canola or soybean which contain primarily fatty acids with 18 carbon chains. The longer chain fatty acid molecules in Carinata oil provide higher yields of diesel and jet fuel from the Biofuels ISOCONVERSION process. Oil from Carinata is a true industrial oil and cannot be used in food or food preparation. Also, Carinata can grow on semi arid cropland so that does not compete with cultivation of traditional food crops. Agrisoma Biosciences planted 6,800 acres in 2012, which yielded over 500,000 gallons of oil.

If you have access to a renewable oil that you would like us to evaluate using the CH process for conversion into ReadiJet® and ReadiDiesel® alternative fuels, please contact us.

For licensing information contact Mr. Chuck Red at: cred@ara.com