AltAir Fuels Renewable Diesel Fuel Project

Once an active oil refinery, a retrofitted AltAir Fuels facility in Paramount now produces renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel. Through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP), the California Energy Commission provided a $5 million grant to AltAir Fuels to support the second phase of an expansion project that increased the facility’s renewable diesel fuel production capacity by 10 million gallons per year.

The facility’s total refining capacity is 40 million gallons a year, including renewable jet fuel capacity. This renewable diesel produced at the facility is being purchased by a number of private and public consumers, including the U.S. Department of the Navy to fuel their West Coast operations including the Great Green Fleet. The plant also produces renewable jet fuel.

This is a drop-in liquid biofuel project. Drop-in fuels meet the same product specification requirements of the petroleum products they replace. They can be stored, transported, and used without changing engines or infrastructure.

ARFVTP Award Amount
$5 million

Funding Category
Biofuel Production and Supply

Paramount, Los Angeles County

Top Photo: Altair Fuels Facility,
               Bottom Photo: U.S. Department of the Navy ship powered by renewable diesel
Photos courtesy of AltAir Fuels.

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