New Rise Renewables inaugurates 3,200bpd SAF facility in Nevada


New Rise Renewables inaugurated 3,200 barrel-per-day renewable sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facility at the Reno-Tahoe Industrial Complex in Storey County, Nevada.

“Our commitment to sustainability is unwavering, and we’re thrilled to be at the forefront of the movement towards cleaner aviation fuels by driving production of SAF,” said Randy Soule, CEO, New Rise Renewables.

The facility is scheduled to begin SAF production later this year.

New Rise Renewables said that the 10-acre facility, which earlier produced renewable diesel, has been repurposed to produce SAF in order to meet the aviation sector’s rising demand for green fuel.

The company said the facility was designed and configured to produce 3,200 bpd of renewable drop-in diesel from renewable triglyceride feedstocks i.e., corn, soy, sunflower or other qualifying oils that meet the Federal Renewable Fuels Standard.

The facility will utilise the same feedstocks to produce SAF.

The company said the newly constructed facility will host multiple features including over 5m gallons of tankage, co-generation, off-gas energy recovery, water recovery, and cutting-edge technologies for hydrotreating, hydrogen reformer, feedstock pretreatment, and wastewater treatment.

It is pertinent to mention here that XCF Global Capital is currently in the process of acquiring New Rise Renewables.

XCF Global Capital recently announced its merger with Focus Impact BH3 Acquisition through a business combination agreement on March 11th 2024.

This agreement is conditional on XCF’s planned acquisition of New Rise Renewables and its production facility, and adjacent site, in Reno, Nevada, expected to be completed in 2024.