ARA, NRC, Chevron Lummus Global, and Agrisoma Biosciences will Partner to Fly Aircraft Powered by 100% alternative jet fuel

ARA, NRC, Chevron Lummus Global, and Agrisoma Biosciences will Partner to Fly Aircraft Powered by 100% alternative jet fuel

Toronto : Canada | Sep 12, 2012 at 8:14 AM PDT
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September 12, 2012

Applied Research Associates (ARA) and Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) are partnering with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the U.S...This flight will be the first time in the world a jet aircraft is powered by 100%, un-blended, renewable jet fuel that meets petroleum jet fuel specifications. During the test flight, a second aircraft, the National Research Council’s T33 jet will fly behind the Falcon 20 to measure the emissions of the engine operating on both the ReadiJet biofuel and on conventional petroleum-based aviation fuel. Systems onboard the Falcon 20 will allow NRC’s flight research team to switch back and forth between the two fuel types throughout the flight. These data will be the first of its kind to evaluate biojet fuel emissions of an aircraft engine operating on 100% biofuel. NRC’s unique expertise will support Agrisoma Biosciences and CLG/ARA efforts to validate the Resonance-based ReadiJet biofuel as a viable and sustainable option for the aviation industry.

Resonance™ is a member of the mustard oilseed crop family, and was introduced into commercial production in Canada in 2012. Process is made up of:

  • ARA’s Catalytic Hydrothermolysis (CH) process, which mimics nature’s way of converting biomass to petroleum crude. While nature’s processes take millions of years to produce petroleum crude, it takes minutes for the CH process to turn plant oils into a high quality crude oil intermediate...Catalysts efficiently upgrade the crude oil intermediate produced by the CH reactor into on-specification, finished fuels. The final products are all fungible and nearly identical to petroleumderived fuels. Agrisoma’s Resonance™ feedstock provide a pathway for fulfilling the commercial and military markets’ requirements for alternative fuels at parity with petroleum while spurring opportunities for farmers,” said Chuck Red, ARA’s Alternative Fuels Program Lead. “We look forward to this partnership with NRC to help us validate the combination of Canadian developed and grown feedstocks and our processing technology as a leading alternative fuel solution.”

    Media Contacts:
    Ms. Alisa Kinsaul
    Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA)
    (850) 914-3188

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    About Chevron Lummus Global
    CLG licenses refining hydroprocessing technologies and catalyst systems worldwide, and is a 50-50 joint venture between Chevron Products Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, and Lummus Technology Inc., a CB&I Company. CLG's research and development staff is continuously seeking advancements in catalyst and technology that will improve operating economics. CLG is the leading Process Technology Licensor for Alternate Sources of Fuels including: Oil Sands Bitumen, Shale Oil, Biofuels, Extra Heavy Oils. For more information about Chevron Lummus Global please visit

    About ARA
    ARA is an international research and engineering company recognized for its advanced technical solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. Founded in Albuquerque, NM in 1979, ARA has offices throughout the United States and Canada, providing a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. For more information about ARA's diverse and innovative capabilities, please visit

    About Agrisoma
    Agrisoma Biosciences is a Canadian based agricultural biotechnology company that has commercialized a sustainable feedstock crop solution for the biofuels industry. Resonance™ Energy Feedstock is a biofuels solution: a non-food oilseed that is sustainable, with value chain economics that support its scaling to support the biofuels industry – a “drop-in” crop solution that takes advantage of the power of agriculture to achieve scale and quality. Resonance™ Energy Feedstock provides an optimized oil for advanced biofuel manufacturing technologies with significant benefits in fuel manufacturing efficiencies and economics.

    About NRC
    The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier organization for research and development. Every year NRC scientists, engineers and business experts work closely with Canadian industry to take research impacts from the lab to the marketplace. This delivers innovation faster, enhances people's lives and addresses some of the world`s most pressing problems. NRC has the people, expertise, services, licensing opportunities, national facilities and global networks to help Canadian businesses bring new technologies to market.

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