Wood to build biofuels plant in Oregon

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Aberdeen energy services giant Wood has secured a multi-million dollar construction contract for a biofuels facility in Oregon.

Client IR1 Group is building the Red Rock plant in Lakeview and has picked Wood to provide construction and mechanical services.

The facility will convert waste woody biomass into renewable jet, diesel and gasoline blendstock fuels.

Construction should take two years.

The biofuel facility will convert over 136,000 tons of waste woody biomass into 15.1 million gallons of renewable fuels each year.

The design will incorporate three technologies – gasification, Fischer-Tropsch and hydroprocessing – which will yield ASTM-approved fuels.

Andrew Stewart, chief executive of Wood’s Asset Solutions Americas business, said: “Wood is thrilled to partner with IR1 Group to provide construction services for this important renewable fuel project.

“A lower carbon fuel market in the US and Canada is something we are proud to be supporting, and this new facility will make real strides in leading the production of renewable, low-carbon fuels.”