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Thursday 19 September, 2019

Velocys PLC

Velocys secures order for biorefinery licence

RNS Number : 8678M
Velocys PLC
19 September 2019


News release                      


Velocys plc     


("Velocys" or "the Company")


19 September 2019


Velocys secures order for biorefinery licence in Japan


Velocys plc (VLS.L) is pleased to announce that it has secured a purchase order and technical service agreements with Toyo Engineering Corporation (Toyo) for the use of Velocys technology in a publicly funded demonstration facility in Nagoya, Japan, as well as an advanced deposit for the use of the Velocys technology by Toyo in a subsequent commercial plant.


Toyo has placed an order with Velocys, worth approximately $0.5 million (£0.4 million), to supply its Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology, equipment and catalyst for a biomass-to-jet fuel demonstration facility currently under construction by a consortium of Japanese companies.


In addition, Velocys has agreed that it will grant an exclusive right for Toyo to secure and use the licence and technical services of the Velocys FT Technology for a future potential commercial plant in Japan with an advance deposit of $4 million (£3.2 million). The deposit will be paid in a non-refundable tranche of $0.5 million (£0.4 million) and a further tranche which is potentially refundable and subject to milestones.


Henrik Wareborn, CEO of Velocys, said:


"I am delighted with this further evidence of the global demand for sustainable aviation fuels and for our technology, which has already been demonstrated at commercial scale. I am proud that Velocys technology has been chosen to be part of this publicly funded demonstration facility, which is an important step towards a commercial application in Japan. We appreciate the commitment of Toyo, and we look forward to working with them and their partners to complete the demonstration and to support the expected future commercial plant."   



For further information, please contact:



Henrik Wareborn, CEO


+44 1235 838 621

Numis Securities (Nomad and joint broker)

Alex Ham

Stuart Skinner

Tom Ballard


+44 20 7260 1000

Canaccord Genuity (Joint broker)

Henry Fitzgerald-O'Connor

James Asensio

+44 20 7523 8000  



Camarco (Investor relations)

Billy Clegg

Tom Huddart

+44 20 3757 4983


Field Consulting (PR)

Robert Jeffery

+44 20 7096 7730


Certain information contained in this announcement would have constituted inside information (as defined by Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014) prior to its release as part of this announcement. 


Notes to editors

Velocys is a British sustainable fuels technology company. Originally a spin-out from Oxford University, in 2008 the company acquired a US company based on complementary technology developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Over 15 years Velocys has developed proprietary Fischer-Tropsch technology that enables the production of drop-in transport fuels from the embedded carbon-sources in a variety of waste materials. Having demonstrated its technology at commercial scale, Velocys is currently developing projects in Natchez, Mississippi, USA and Immingham, UK to produce fuels that significantly reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and key exhaust pollutants for aviation and road transport.



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