KiOR permitted to sell cellulosic gasoline

By Staff | August 29, 2012

A new benchmark for the cellulosic biofuel sector has been reached by Kior Inc. The U.S. EPA granted the company the necessary permit to sell cellulosic gasoline in the U.S. market.

“KiOR’s gasoline is the first renewable cellulosic gasoline that the EPA has registered for sale in the United States,” says Fred Cannon, the company’s president and CEO. KiOR’s biofuel will be fueling American cars this year.

The Clean Air Act requires importers and refiners of gasoline and diesel to register fuel set for sale with EPA before it can be sold. Fuel manufactures are required to analyze combustion and evaporative emissions, survey existing scientific information and, in some cases, conduct tests to screen for potential adverse health effects. With the permit now in place, KiOR can sell fuel produced this year at its plant in Columbus, Miss.