Strategic Biofuels’ first plant is the
Louisiana Green Fuels Plant


The Louisiana Green Fuels (LGF) Project is located on a 327-acre site at the Port of Columbia in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana

Approximately 25 miles south of Monroe, a metropolitan area with a population of about 60,000. The plant site is a nearly ideal location.

It is an active port property allowing transportation of the modules that will be used to build the plant to be moved to the site from where they will be fabricated in the Gulf Coast region.

It is served by a Union Pacific main line which will allow the SAF to be easily transported to where it will be used.

It has an adjacent four lane US Highway that allows excellent logistics for delivery of the forestry waste for fuel production.

The Port of Columbia has partnered with Strategic Biofuels and has secured over $34 million in State of Louisiana and Federal grants for development of the site. This has included funds to improve the roads into the site, an interchange for the four-lane highway, the rail spur, site security, improvement of the public dock, and more.

Failure to thin the forest can ruin its further economic development. These thinnings, along with the branches, pine needles and treetops, known as slash, are the forestry wastes that will  supply our plant.

Abundant Forestry Feedstocks

The Port of Columbia site is located within one of the largest fiber baskets in the country ensuring long-term cost-effective feedstock supply.

Within a 75-mile radius of the site there are over 40% more tons of pine grown annually on private lands than are harvested. These managed forests must be thinned periodically to ensure that the remaining trees can grow to the size needed for harvest. If the forest is not thinned none of the trees will grow to the height and diameter needed to produce lumber. The materials removed during the thinning operations are the forestry wastes that will supply our plant.

Ideal Legal and Regulatory Framework

The State of Louisiana had the foresight to establish the legislative and regulatory support needed to facilitate carbon sequestration projects recognizing the importance of this technology to maintain Louisiana as a leader in the energy industry in the transition to sustainability.

The Louisiana 2009 Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide Act defines the rights of Class VI sequestration well permit holders to sequester the carbon dioxide deep underground and ensures long term monitoring and remediation of the wells. The State Legislature has continued to build upon this excellent foundation to clarify the requirements for safe and responsible carbon capture and sequestration projects, including unanimous passage of specific legislation to benefit the Louisiana Green Fuels project in Caldwell Parish. This positive legal and regulatory framework has been substantially strengthened through a series of Executive Orders issued by the Louisiana Governor’s office including the creation of a Climate Initiatives Task Force.

Project Development

Once completed, the Louisiana Green Fuels Plant is expected to annually produce approximately 32 million gallons of renewable fuels.

The plant will produce about 83% sustainable aviation fuel, or SAF, that can be blended at up to 50% with petroleum-derived jet fuel, and 17% renewable naphtha, a gasoline blend.  The projected market over the next several decades for SAF is enormous and the world is in very short supply.  SAF produces much lower aircraft emissions than conventional jet fuel and is seen as the ultimate answer to decarbonization of the airlines.


Strategic Biofuels is designing the plant together with world-class engineering partners. Construction and commissioning will require approximately three years and we expect the plant to be operational in early 2028.