- AltAir Fuels
14700 Downey Avenue
Established in 2013, AltAir Fuels was created to produce low carbon fuels and chemicals derived from sustainable feedstock. For its first commercial project, AltAir has partnered with Alon Energy USA to use its existing refinery in Paramount, California retooling idled refining equipment to increase the nation's energy supply, while positively impacting the southern California economy. Through process technology developed by Honeywell's UOP, AltAir is retrofitting the existing refinery to produce renewable biofuel. AltAir has worked extensively with Honeywell's UOP to demonstrate the commercial viability of the Honeywell Green Jet and Green Diesel process. Utilizing this technology, the AltAir facility will be the first refinery globally capable of in-line production of both renewable jet and diesel fuels. The facility will convert non-edible natural oils and agricultural waste into approximately 40 million gallons of low-carbon, advanced biofuels, and chemicals per year. These advanced biofuels are drop-in replacements that provide the same performance as conventional petroleum-based fuel and require no modification to factory-standard engines or aircraft, with which they are fully compatible. AltAir Fuels has also created a strategic partnership with United Airlines and World Fuel Services to offer cost-competitive and sustainable biofuels at a commercial scale. These aviation leaders have agreed to buy 30 million gallons of low-carbon, renewable jet fuel over a multi-year period.