Calumet invited by DOE to submit Part II application for $600 million loan guarantee
Calumet Specialty Products Partners announced March 27 that its Montana Renewables subsidiary has been invited by the U.S. DOE to submit a Part II application for a $600 million loan guarantee through the Title XVII Innovative Clean Energy Loan Guarantee Program.
Established via Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the DOE-guaranteed loan if awarded would finance the manufacturing of 18,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel and renewable naphtha utilizing Haldor Topsoe's HydroFlex technology.
Achieving this invitation to the Part II process is a key milestone for Calumet in the DOE’s Loan Programs Office process.
DOE’s invitation to submit a Part II application is not an assurance that DOE will invite an applicant into the due diligence and term sheet negotiation process, that DOE will offer a term sheet to an applicant, that DOE will issue a loan guarantee, or that the terms and conditions of a loan guarantee will be consistent with terms proposed by an applicant.
The foregoing matters are wholly dependent on the results of DOE review and evaluation of a Part II application, and DOE’s determination whether to proceed.
“On behalf of all of Calumet, we thank the LPO for the opportunity to advance to Phase II of the loan-application process,” said Bruce Fleming, CEO of Montana Renewables LLC. “We truly believe MRL is one of the best renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel businesses in the market and we are excited to continue to lead the energy transition in North America.”
Montana Renewables is an unrestricted subsidiary of Calumet located in Great Falls, Montana.
Montana Renewables is permitted for 15,000 barrels per stream day of renewable feedstocks, which are converted into low-emission sustainable alternatives that directly replace fossil fuel products.
The renewable manufacturing plant began operations in late 2022.