Chevron, Bunge sign joint venture agreement

06 March 20221 min reading

Chevron and Bunge announced that they signed definitive transaction agreements to establish a previously announced joint venture. The new partnership that is subject to regulatory approval will create renewable feedstocks.

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, and Bunge North America, Inc., a subsidiary of Bunge Limited, announced the signing of definitive transaction agreements to create their previously announced joint venture. The new venture will create renewable feedstocks leveraging Bunge’s expertise in oilseed processing and farmer relationships and Chevron’s expertise in fuels manufacturing and marketing. The agreements are subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval. 

Bunge’s soybean processing plants in Destrehan, Louisiana and Cairo, Illinois will be contributed to the joint venture with Chevron contributing approximately $600 million in cash. Plans include approximately doubling the combined capacity of these facilities from 7,000 tons per day by the end of 2024.  The joint venture may also explore opportunities in other renewable feedstocks, as well as in feedstock pretreatment.

Under the agreements, Bunge will operate the facilities; Chevron will have purchase rights for the oil to use as a renewable feedstock to manufacture transportation fuels with lower lifecycle carbon intensity.

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