Joule says it can now produce renewable gasoline & jet fuel without biomass

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Joule Unlimited commissioned its first fuel production plant in Hobbs, N.M., last September.

Bedford-based Joule Unlimited said Monday that it has extended its renewable fuel production process to produce the essential components of gasoline and jet fuel.

The company is currently scaling its patented process — which doesn't require biomass — in the production of ethanol, at a plant in New Mexico. Joule is also developing its process for use in producing diesel.

The extension of the technology promises to "supplant meaningful amounts – not small fractions – of fossil-derived gasoline and jet fuel," CEO William Sims said in a news release.

Joule's process produces fuels from specially engineered photosynthetic bacteria, waste carbon dioxide, sunlight and water. The production method involves erecting solar converter systems across unused land.

For more on the efforts, visit the Boston Business Journal.

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