Agricultural and Woody Biomass to Jet Furl Intermediate Research and Development


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Agricultural and Woody Biomass to Jet Furl Intermediate Research and Development
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The purpse of this project is to research and demonstrate the conversion of biomass to a bio-oil intermediate that can be upgraded and refined to jet fuel. The project team will modify the existing, permitted dual-bed gasification system that is located at the West Biofuel's site to produce a high quality bio-oil. The use of the existing facility maximizes the funded devoted to project demonstration. This demonstration will support fuel production projects at commercial scale and further reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector.

Contact Information
Pilar Magana
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-2216


Cross Streets
14958 County Rd 100B

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301,15302,15306
Reasons for Exemption
The project will modify an existing gasification system to operate as a catalytic fast pyrolysis reactor in order to demonstrate a process for converting biomass to a bio-oil intermediate. This project will also involve data collection and data analysis to measure the results of the demonstration. Replacement or reconstruction of an existing structure located at the same site.

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