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US renewable fuel company Montana Renewables (MRL) has expanded feedstock used at its Great Falls production facility in Montana to include camelina, PR Newswire reported.

A subsidiary of Calumet, MRL converts 15,000 barrels/day (bpd) of renewable feedstock into low-emission sustainable alternatives that directly replace fossil fuel products, according to the 18 September report.

According to its website, MRL produces renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from a combination of different waste or renewable feedstocks including vegetable oils, animal fats, grease and algae.

“We are pleased to add … US-produced camelina oil to our existing feeds which already include canola oil, corn oil and tallow,” MRL CEO Bruce Fleming was quoted as saying.

“While our ARA pre-treater technology provides the ability to run feed from anywhere in the world, camelina is indigenous to Montana.”

According to its website, MRL currently produces approximately 113.5M litres/year (30M gallons) of SAF with plans to increase that amount over the next few years.