New Technologies for a Greener Future.

Airplane being fueled on tarmac.

How It Works.

With the use of the trademark "HydroFlex" from industry leader Haldor Topsoe, we are able to refine a wide range of fatty acid-based products as feedstock (refinery inputs).

A variety of feedstock inputs can be used for this process, including brown, yellow, or white greases, vegetable oils, corn oil, animal fats, and, soon, municipal solid wastes and other organics.

HydroFlex™ Technology

We have partnered with Haldor Topsoe, market leaders in hydro processing renewable feedstocks for the production of almost any type of fuel. Topsoe’s constant research and development has pushed the limits of catalyst technology while optimizing process design.

Haldor Topsoe has developed a novel process HydroFlex and demonstrated the production of fuels that are true “drop- in” replacements for their petroleum counterparts. For processing renewable feedstocks, Topsoe's solutions provide full feedstock flexibility, enabling refineries to produce clean fuels from a wide range of feeds, including vegetable oil, animal fat, used cooking oil, pyrolysis oil, and crude tall oil.

HydroFlex™ is Haldor Topsoe’s tried-and-tested technology for hydrotreating renewable feedstocks. They tailor unit design and catalyst selection to meet specific demands resulting in high-grade jet fuels. It is because of this that not only do these fuels meet international standards, they are also fully compatible with modern combustion and jet engines and can be blended safely with regular fuels.

Process Products
Hydrocarbon-based liquid products from the HydroFlex process include, but are not limited to: “petroleum” either, naphtha, kerosene/diesel ASTM 975(K-1 and K-2), mineral spirits (T1, T2, and T3), commercial jet fuels (Jet-A and Jet-A1 – ASTM D1655, alternative jet fuel – ASTM D7566), military jet fuels (JP- 5, JP-7, JP-8, JPTS), endothermic fuels, diesel fuels (ASTM D975 and Naval Distillate – F-76), and kerosene-based rocket propellants (RP-1 and RP-2).

Lee Enterprises Consulting Indaba Renewable Fuels fuel input breakdown.

Our Progress.

The initial project application has been approved by the County Planning Department in Southern California.

We are working with an EPC contractor that is currently completing a design for both of our locations. Using a similar design for the new plant may expedite the permit application process. Upon completion, we will have exclusive and immediate rights to the design.

Although the facility will not be operational for two years, management believes that all projections are conservative and achievable.

The initial permit application should take approximately four to six months to obtain all necessary permits for the construction of the fuel manufacturing facility.
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Jet Fuel Certification

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Certification approving Indaba Renewable Fuels' aviation fuel product.
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Our Vision.

The company’s vision is to provide renewable SAF from feedstock with strong sustainability profiles to support the decarbonization of the US transport sector.

For more information, see our ESG Report from Sustainable Fitch.

Indaba Renewable Fuels

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