Japanese consortium to study SAF production using Fulcrum Bioenergy’s technology

March 11, 2020 – Japan Airlines, Marubeni, JXTG Nippon Oil and Energy and JGC Japan have agreed to jointly conduct a feasibility study on supply chains using waste materials (industrial and municipal waste) to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Japan using Fulcrum Bioenergy’s gasification and Fischer-Tropsch approach. The study will include the evaluation of plastic waste as a feedstock. Fischer-Tropsch technology is qualified to be used as jet fuel under Annex 1 of the ASTM D7566 Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons.

The study will assess waste collection and processing options, the conversion process, logistics of end-products, and the carbon emissions impacts. The study will take place from February to December of 2020, following which the partners intend to develop a demonstration site in the next few years, and are targeting commercial development around 2025.

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