Resonance brand carinata –
uniquely suited to biofuel production

Resonance carinata has been used to produce biodiesel, renewable diesel and biojet, powering both air and surface transportation. Resonance carinata was the sole source of fuel for the world’s first 100% biojet flight, showcasing the unique benefits that an optimized biofuel crop brings to the industry.

Resonance brand carinata oil is a long chain, mono-unsaturated oil – unique properties that that produce high quality biofuel products more efficiently:

  • Renewable Biodiesel: Carinata oil can be used in second generation biofuels, where hydro-treating processes, like those used in traditional refining are used to process Carinata oil. The resultant fuel is petroleum equivalent, drop-in fuel that can be used without blending limitations. Hydro-treated products, commonly referred to as HVO, or HRD fuels include diesel and jet fuel equivalent fuels.
  • First Generation Biodiesel (FAME): Because it’s very low in saturated fats, lower than even canola, Resonance brand carinata oil has a low cloud point – that is, it is less likely to form crystals that cloud the fuel and lead to filter plugging in colder climates.
  • Biojet Fuel (HEFA): With a 40% erucic acid content (a long chain monounsaturated fatty acid), Resonance brand carinata offers manufacturers more efficient conversion into biojet fuel with reduced amounts of secondary products (such as LPG and naptha) compared to other industrial oilseeds, such as Camelina, Jatropha and Castor.
  • Green chemistry. The long chain fatty acids in Resonance brand carinata oil are ideal for many other industrial applications, such as high performance lubricants and polymer coatings.

Carinata provides an efficient and optimized feedstock for second generation biofuel technologies and also provides the best in class GHG savings for those second generation fuels.