Shell expects sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be delivered from its 820,000 mt/year biofuels plant in Rotterdam from 2025.
The Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam plant is using HEFA to produce its biofuels -- a technology Shell called "proven and mature" – by refining vegetable oils, waste oils or fats using hydrogen.
The company said it will continue to invest in promising technologies to produce more SAF, while adding that its growing portfolio of SAF supply agreements will also help to meet global demand for the greener fuel, according to S&P Global Commodity Insights.
The company said two years ago that a 550,000 mt/year biofuels facility – which will produce low carbon fuels like SAF and renewable diesel – was being explored in Singapore.
When operational, it will be one of the largest biofuels facility in Asia, allowing Shell to provide SAF to customers in Asia and worldwide, the company said on its website.
In recent years, Shell has also been investing in technologies to scale SAF production as the industry targets net-zero emissions by 2050, such as a startup that aims to produce SAF from ethanol.
In 2022, Shell also launched a blockchain platform to aggregate SAF demand to provide confidence for suppliers to increase investments in production, it added.
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