Green Fuels Hamburg comprising the energy supplier Uniper, the energy technology group Siemens Energy, Airbus and the chemical and energy company Sasol ecoFT are investigating the feasibility of a commercial project to produce sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in Germany.
The four project partners cover the entire value-chain to produce CO2-neutral kerosene, so-called power-to-liquid or PtL kerosene for short.
They are supported by the Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH) as a consultant partner as well as the Hamburg Senate (BWI, BUKEA) and Hamburg Airport. In addition, Emirates Airline has expressed its interest in being involved in the use of the PtL kerosene produced.
Green Fuels Hamburg aims to make a significant contribution to de-carbonising the aviation sector. If feasible, the production capacity required would be at least 10 000 tonnes of green kerosene annually for aviation in the first expansion stage from 2026.
This means that this plant alone could provide 20% of the blending quota of PtL kerosene specified by the German government in the PtL roadmap from 2026.
Dr Holger Kreetz, COO asset management at Uniper Kraftwerke, said: "One of Uniper's main goals is the effective decarbonisation of other industries as well as its own, without neglecting security of supply. Hamburg as a location for innovation - with direct access to renewable energies as well as the customers on the industrial and aviation side - is predestined for a pioneering role in the matter of power-to-liquid. With this partnership, we will be able to cover about 1/5 of the quantity of green PtL kerosene required in Germany already in the initial phase.”
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