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The Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2016

Biofuels Digest, Jim Lane, January 31, 2016 — Charles Wyman President and CEO of Vertimass named in the “Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy” for 2016 as nominated and voted by the readers of The Digest and the publication’s editorial board....

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Surface-to-air: All eyes on jet fuel

First published in Biofuels International: July 25, 2016 — US company Vertimass was organised in 2012 to commercialise game-changing technology invented at Tennessee-based Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for ethanol conversion into jet fuel, as well as petrol and diesel fuel blend stocks and chemicals. The resulting products can profitably expand the impact of renewable transportation fuels and accelerate addressing pressing issues of global climate change, energy security...

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Energy-efficient reaction drives ORNL biofuel conversion technology

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 3, 2015 — A new study from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory explains the mechanism behind a technology that converts bio-based ethanol into hydrocarbon blend-stocks for use as fossil fuel alternatives....

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Vertimass Completes Technology Validation With U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO)

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vertimass LLC announced today the completion of the technology validation that verifies the benchmark performance, initial process design and preliminary cost information for a new award of $2 million by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology Office. This achievement allows Vertimass to move fully forward with building the foundation from which to begin scale up within two years of its transformational technology for converting ethanol into hydrocarbons for blending with gasoline, diesel and jet fuels....

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Jet fuel from ethanol: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Vertimass

Biofuels Digest, Jim Lane, October 19, 2015 — Vertimass technology was originated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where scientists discovered novel catalysts that convert a wide range of alcohols into various hydrocarbon blend stocks which can be used in existing gasoline, diesel and jet engines without modifications. Additionally, this process can produce renewable chemicals including benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX)...

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Vertimass Retains Technip for the Development of Their Proprietary Technology to Convert Alcohol to Renewable Fuels Compatible With Current Infrastructure

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vertimass LLC announced today the company has chosen Technip to provide pilot testing, scale-up, and initial plant design for their novel technology for converting alcohol to renewable gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel blend stocks that are compatible with the current transportation fuel infrastructure. The work will be done at the Technip's Research Center in Weymouth, MA and Process Technology Center in Boston, MA....

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Vertimass Selected for Negotiation of an Award to Receive Up to $2 Million From U.S. Department of Energy to Convert Ethanol Into Jet, Diesel, and Gasoline Blend Stocks

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vertimass LLC announced today the company has been selected for negotiation of an award to receive up to $2 million from the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) within the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The cooperative agreement would aid Vertimass in its mission to commercialize "green" catalyst technology that converts ethanol into gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel blend stocks that are compatible with the current transportation fuel infrastructure....

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Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

Energy.gov, October 9, 2014 — Vertimass LLC of Irvine, California will receive up to $2 million to commercialize technology to convert ethanol into diesel fuel, gasoline, and jet fuel blend stocks compatible with the current transportation fuel infrastructure.

The Energy Department announced today up to $13.4 million for five projects to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from biomass. These products not only will help reduce carbon emissions, but also advance the department's work to enable the production of clean, renewable and cost-competitive drop-in biofuel at $3 per gallon by 2022. The research and development projects, located in Wisconsin, Minnesota, California, Colorado and Georgia, will focus on developing integrated processes for the production of advanced biofuels and chemicals. Two of these selections will address research efforts on the efficient conversion of biogas (a mixture of gases generated from the biological breakdown of organic material) to valuable products other than power...

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Surface-to-air: How Vertimass might shatter conventional yields in alcohol-to-jet fuels

Biofuels Digest, Jim Lane, August 28, 2014 — So there’s this idea in aviation biofuels called alcohol to jet, and it’s conceptually powerful.

Behind it is the idea that the E10 ethanol market in the US is right at the saturation point, there’s excess production capacity available — meanwhile there’s strong demand out of the aviation sector for an advanced biofuel. So, why not convert alcohols to jet fuel?...

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Vertimass licenses ORNL biofuel-to-hydrocarbon conversion technology

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 6, 2014 — Vertimass LLC, a California-based start-up company, has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that directly converts ethanol into a hydrocarbon blend-stock for use in transportation fuels...

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