ZeaChem Plant Registered to Produce D3 RINs

By Staff | September 23, 2013

ZeaChem Inc. has announced the U.S. EPA confirmed the successful registration of its demonstration biorefinery in Boardman, Ore., to generate cellulosic biofuel renewable identification numbers (RINs). Earlier this year, the company successfully produced the first volumes of cellulosic ethanol and chemicals. With EPA registration now complete, cellulosic ethanol produced at the plant will qualify to generate RINs to help meet the renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume obligations. 

The demonstration facility has an annual capacity of 250,000 gallons per year. Construction on the facility was completed last October. ZeaChem announced the production of cellulosic ethanol in March 2013. The plant employs a two-carbon atom technology platform for the production of cellulosic ethanol and intermediate chemicals. With process adjustments, the technology can produce three-carbon atom chemicals. 

Carbon Solutions Group, a project development, environmental asset management and advisory firm in Chicago, provided registration services to ZeaChem.