Cellulosic biofuel maker KiOR, Inc. has received Part 79 registration for its Renewable Diesel Blendstock 5 by the EPA. The registration, required by manufacturers of motor vehicle fuels by the EPA, must be completed prior to the sale of the product.
“Part 79 registration for our cellulosic diesel marks another important milestone for KiOR and the renewable fuels industry,” said Fred Cannon, KiOR’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The receipt of the Part 79 registrations for our cellulosic gasoline and diesel from EPA coincides perfectly with the start-up of our first production facility in Columbus, Mississippi next month.
“With registration for both our cellulosic gasoline and diesel completed, KiOR now has a clear path to market to provide renewable cellulosic fuels for American cars and trucks during the fourth quarter of this year,” Mr. Cannon added.”
KiOR’s proprietary two-step technology converts non-food biomass into cellulosic gasoline, diesel and fuel oil.