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Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: tung oil (Vernicia fordii), Catalytic Hydrothermolysis, South, Sept. 2021

posted on 2023-11-30, 10:15 authored by Greg Frost

Feedstock readiness level evaluations are performed for a specific feedstock-conversion process combination and for a particular region. FSRL evaluations complement evaluations of Fuel Readiness Level (FRL) and environmental progress.

The data from this evaluation, compiled in September 2021, assesses the maturity of Vernicia fordii (tung oil), as a feedstock for the catalytic hydrothermolysis conversion process in the United States South region.

Resources in this dataset:

  • Resource Title: Vernicia_fordii_HEFA_South_Frost_2021_09_final.

    File Name: Vernicia_fordii_HEFA_South_Frost_2021_09_final.xlsx

    Resource Description: Feedstock Readiness Level evaluation of Vernicia fordii for catalytic hydrothermolysis conversion in the Southern US/Gulf Coast region

  • Resource Title: FSRL Data Dictionary.

    File Name: Data Dictionary FSRL.csv

    Resource Description: Data dictionary describing the format and entry of data for Feedstock Readiness Level evaluations.

  • Resource Title: Vernicia_fordii_HEFA_South_Frost_2021_09_finalrev1.xlsx.

    File Name: Vernicia_fordii_HEFA_South_Frost_2021_09_finalrev1.xlsx

    Resource Description: This dataset fixes an important typographical error identified in Vernicia_fordii_HEFA_South_Frost_2021_09_final.xlsx. Special permitting is not required for Vernicia fordii.


U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration


Data contact name

Lewis, Kristin

Data contact email


Ag Data Commons

Intended use

The evaluations are intended to be used for two purposes: first, to enable stakeholders to identify gaps where further research, development or investment may be needed to facilitate readiness of a particular feedstock for a given conversion process, and second, to allow parties interested in developing alternative fuel facilities to understand what feedstocks may be available in the near term in a particular region.

Use limitations

These evaluations are based on individual assessments at a given time and location and are not necessarily definitive or exhaustive.

Temporal Extent Start Date


Temporal Extent End Date



  • Not specified

Geographic Coverage


Geographic location - description

Southern United States: FL, GA, AL, LA, MS, TX

ISO Topic Category

  • environment
  • transportation

Ag Data Commons Group

  • Farm 2 Fly

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

bioenergy; complement; aviation; feedstocks; fuel production; alternative fuels; Saccharum; United States; Southeastern United States; Biological Sciences; Plant Science and Plant Products; tung oil; Vernicia fordii; catalytic activity

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Frost, Greg (2021). Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL) evaluation: tung oil (Vernicia fordii), Catalytic Hydrothermolysis, South, Sept. 2021. Ag Data Commons.

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