Arbor Renewable Gas taps Topsoe for renewable gasoline facility
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Arbor Renewable Gas taps Topsoe for renewable gasoline facility

Arbor Renewable Gas, LLC, which is building a 1,000 barrel-per-day renewable gasoline facility in the U.S. in the Gulf Coast region, has selected Haldor Topsoe’s TIGAS technology. The facility is expected to be operational by 2024.

 This renewable gasoline has a significantly negative carbon intensity score under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The use of this fuel by consumers avoids the emission of at least 250,000 tons of CO2 to the atmosphere every year.

Topsoe will supply the methanol synthesis technologies and the backend gasoline synthesis unit (TIGAS™). The methanol synthesis loop is based on the modular MeOH-To-Go™ design.

“We are proud that Arbor Gas has chosen our technology for this truly innovative project to decarbonize transportation fuels. By contributing with our world-leading TIGAS™ technology, a uniquely integrated solution, incorporating the full value chain from syngas to methanol into gasoline, we support Arbor Gas in their efforts to accelerate the U.S. transition to low carbon fuels, shaping a more diverse and sustainable transportation system,” said Fei Chen, senior vice president, Haldor Topsoe.

Arbor Renewable Gas is pursuing decarbonization solutions that make a real difference in the vast transportation fuels arena. The waste woody biomass will be converted into renewable gasoline and hydrogen by utilizing cutting-edge technology. By utilizing waste biomass as the feedstock, Arbor Gas will achieve a double benefit by eliminating greenhouse gas emissions that would otherwise be produced from decaying wood and at the same time displacing the use of traditional hydrocarbon-based transportation fuels. The renewable gasoline will be for markets that value a low carbon fuel as a drop-in fuel.

“We are excited to be deploying Haldor Topsoe’s cutting edge MeOH-To-Go™ and TIGAS™ technology in the world’s first commercial scale renewable gasoline plant, a significant step forward in the formation of meaningful transition fuel volumes” said Timothy E. Vail, CEO of Arbor Renewable Gas. “Haldor Topsoe’s long commitment and significant investment in the technology gave us the confidence that our plant can be built on-budget, with a realistic schedule, providing efficient operations that will operate safely for many decades to come.”

About Arbor Renewable Gas

Arbor Renewable Gas’ mission is to build out a fleet of cost-effective, safe, and reliable woody biomass to renewable gasoline and renewable hydrogen plants around the world. With an initial focus on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, Arbor Renewable Gas brings a unique blend of management, financing, technology and project execution skills to successfully advance its vision of a clean, low carbon transportation fleet utilizing existing infrastructure and vehicles. For more information, visit

About Haldor Topsoe

Haldor Topsoe is a global leader in supply of catalysts, technology, and services to the chemical and refining industries. Topsoe aims to be the global leader within carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. Topsoe is headquartered in Denmark and serves customers around the globe. In 2020, our revenue was approximately DKK 6.2 billion, and we employ around 2,100 employees. For more information, visit