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Study details viable pathway to develop sustainable aviation biofuels industry in Pacific Northwest; hydroprocessing of natural oils seen as the most immediate opportunity

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Using catalysts and heat, hydroprocessing removes oxygen, adds hydrogen and rearranges carbon molecules to create a drop-in petroleum substitute that requires no engine modifications in a 50% blend. million gallon/year hydroprocessing facility and supporting functions including feed oil purification and hydrogen production is approximately $250 million. More light hydrocarbons like LPG and Naphtha are produced in the renewable jet than renewable diesel process.

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