Topsoe technology to produce SAF for Preem in Sweden

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Topsoe has signed a licensing and engineering agreement with Preem, Sweden’s largest fuel company, to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel using Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ technology.
According to the International Energy Agency’s Net Zero Scenario, over 10% of fuel consumption in aviation by 2030 needs to be SAF to stay on course for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
In 2022, the International Air Transport Association estimated global SAF production to make up only around 0.1% to 0.15% of total jet fuel demand.
At Preem’s lysekil refinery in Sweden, Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ technology will be utilised in Preem’s IsoCracker (a unit that breaks down molecules into lighter components.
Topsoe will supports Preem’s long-term target of producing five million cubic meters of renewable fuels and achieving a climate neutral value chain by 2035.
Once the revamped Lysekil refinery starts operating in 2027, Preem will become one of Northern Europe’s biggest producers of SAF.
Elena Scaltritti, chief commercial officer at Topsoe, said: “Society needs a significant upscaling of renewable fuels for aviation. We’re excited to take another step on the path to reduce carbon emissions in the transportation sector and aviation in particular.
“Together with Preem, we already have a proven track-record of delivering impactful results within renewable fuels production, and we’re looking forward to continuing working with Preem on this important task.”
Peter Abrahamsson, director of sustainable development at Preem, said: “We’re thrilled about the revamp of Lysekil refinery, which is one of the most significant climate investments in Sweden.
“The demand for sustainable aviation fuels is increasing rapidly, and we are already in dialogue with several major airlines. With this investment, Preem takes another decisive step in the transition from fossil to renewable production. We’re happy to continue working with Topsoe on increasing renewable fuels production.”

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