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Shell builds a drop-in biofuels pilot plant in Texas [Registered]

Shell recently announced that it has built a drop-in biofuels pilot plant at Shell’s Westhollow Technology Center in Houston, USA. It uses a thermo-catalytic process technology licensed from its commercial partner Virent, which is similar to the process being used at the Virent pilot plant in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. The Westhollow plant will explore the use of a range of feedstocks, starting with plant-based sugars, including cellulosic sugars to produce a range of fuel products, including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. “This allows us to explore further biofuels options as we continue to actively manage our advanced biofuels pathways to…

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