Home » NEWS » Energy » KiOR signs construction contract for Columbus plant

KiOR signs construction contract for Columbus plant

COLUMBUS — KBR of Houston, Texas, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by KiOR Inc. to build a first-of-its-kind biomass-to-renewable crude facility to be located in Columbus.

Terms were not disclosed.

KiOR’s facility is designed to process approximately 500 tons per day of wood biomass and produce over 11 million gallons of fuel per year.

KBR will provide engineering and procurement services as well as direct hire construction for the commercialization of KiOR’s proprietary technology, which is designed to convert biomass into drop-in biofuels such as gasoline and diesel blendstocks. The facility is designed to produce renewable fuels from wood biomass.

The unit will be based on the design and construction of traditional fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units, and thus KiOR will benefit from KBR’s breadth of FCC know-how and broad ranging portfolio of technology scale-ups.

“KBR is proud to collaborate with KiOR on this first-of-its kind renewable crude oil project in North America,” said John Quinn, president, KBR Downstream. “The competitive advantage KBR can offer our newest client lies in our unique portfolio, which includes a long-established, wide range of expertise in the process technology and EPC sectors, as well as the competency and quality of our project teams. We look forward to the successful commercialization of KiOR’s biomass-to-biofuels technology.”

Source: KBR

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About For the MBJ

One comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*