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Advanced biofuels

Finding new feedstock materials for fewer emissions


The fuel powering engines today has developed over decades of technological breakthroughs. At Low Carbon Solutions, we are focused on building on those breakthroughs to create new solutions for the world by developing lower-emission fuels. Our teams’ mission is to work on advancements that will enable customers across the road, marine and aviation transportation sectors to keep vehicles, ships and planes running with lower-carbon biofuels. 

As one of the world’s largest refiners, ExxonMobil is well suited to leverage its technology and infrastructure to progress this second-generation of biofuels. Second-generation advanced biofuels are typically produced with material from cellulosic wastes such as woody biomass and municipal solid waste. This is one of the ways our teams are striving to play a leading role in the energy transition and positioning for a lower-emission future.

Today, that work includes developing and applying key technologies for conversion processes that are needed to create lower-carbon products at scale. And, depending on our customers’ preferences, we can supply specific second-generation biofuels like methanol for marine fuel or sustainable aviation fuel. We are also leveraging our hydrogen and carbon capture value chain in that process. For example, gasification that combines making biofuels with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology – called BioEnergy with CCS or BECCS – can produce marine and aviation fuels. 

Lower-emission fuels

Finding new feedstock materials for fewer emissions. In the future, we will need a mix of fuels. Learn more from our ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions team about ways we are advancing a portfolio of solutions that focus on both first-generation and second-generation biofuels.

Advanced biofuels fact sheet

We're helping commercial transportation customers find new solutions. Check out our fact sheet to learn more. Download the fact sheet
We're helping commercial transportation customers find new solutions. Check out our fact sheet to learn more.

Meeting energy demand with fewer emissions

Demand for low-emission fuels is expected to grow, especially in transportation sectors that are hard to decarbonize, like aviation, marine and heavy-duty trucking. The Low Carbon Solutions team is working around the world to scale new products with an array of feedstocks.

These feedstocks produce fuels with a lower-carbon footprint using technologies like methanol-to-jet technology, which will provide a new route for sustainable aviation fuel production. Preliminary estimates by ExxonMobil suggest that this solution has a higher yield of jet fuel than other options. ExxonMobil is evaluating opportunities to deploy these process technology solutions within a portfolio of options to help the aviation industry to decarbonize.

ExxonMobil’s Low Carbon Solutions team can help you find the right biofuel for your business.

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