Strategic Biofuels lets contract for Louisiana renewable fuels plant

June 27, 2023
Strategic Biofuels has let a contract to SLB to provide carbon sequestration services for subsidiary Louisiana Green Fuels LLC’s proposed renewable fuels plant to be built at the port of Columbia, in Caldwell Parish, La.

Strategic Biofuels LLC has let a contract to SLB to provide carbon sequestration services for subsidiary Louisiana Green Fuels LLC’s (LGF) proposed grassroots renewable fuels plant to be built on a 171-acre tract of land at the port of Columbia, in Caldwell Parish, La., about 25 miles south of Monroe (OGJ Online, Jan. 20, 2022).

As part of the June 27 contract, SLB will provide site derisking and front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for the carbon capture and storage (CCS), or sequestration, complex that will be located on and around the biofuel refinery and adjacent bioenergy with CCS (BECCS) power plant, Strategic Biofuels said.

The agreement additionally covers provisions for future services, including injection operations and long-term carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring, according to the operator.

Strategic Biofuels also confirmed it has made an application to the US Environmental Protection Agency for a Class VI permit for CCS and has been notified by the agency that the application is administratively complete, with a technical review now under way.

Based on its most recent timeline, Strategic Biofuels said it plans to reach mechanical completion of the LGF and BECCS plants in 2027.

Once operational, LGF’s refinery will be capable of producing nearly 32 million gal/year of renewable fuel with a carbon intensity of -294 from a feedstock of wood waste made up of timber byproducts supplied by responsibly managed, sustainable plantation forests within Louisiana, with the BECCS plant able to generate more than 85 Mw of electric power for a combined offsetting of up to 1.36 million tonnes/year of CO2 emissions, the operator said.