The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded AVAPCO (a company of American Process, Inc.), BYOGY Renewables, and Petron Scientech $3.7 million dollars to fund phase one of the ABBA project which will “co-produce full replacement renewable jet fuel, gasoline, diesel and Bioplus® nanocellulose from woody biomass”. The project will be built at AVAPCO’s demonstration facility in Thomaston, Georgia. At the completion of phase one of the ABBA project, phase two can be awarded of up to $45 million from the DOE for construction and operation of the project.
According to Theodora Retsina, CEO of AVAPCO, “Project ABBA is aligned with DOE’s goal to spur the creation of the domestic bio-industry by transforming our renewable biomass resources into commercially viable, liquid infrastructure compatible biofuels and bioproducts that replace the whole barrel and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. ABBA will promote GHG reduction through fueling transportation equipment with renewable fuels and light weighting them with Bioplus® nanocellulose.”