Velocys has revealed that its collaboration partner, Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO), is starting the advanced engineering and design phase of a commercial scale biofuel refinery in Japan.
TOYO’s engineering study will start to establish commercial-scale production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the country.
During this phase of the project, TOYO will integrate Velocys’ Fischer Tropsch (FT) technology and other process technologies to efficiently convert woody biomass into SAF.
This scheme is part of the “Biojet Fuel (or SAF) Production Technology Development Project” of the Japanese Government’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation.
Henrik Wareborn, CEO of Velocys, said: “This step towards a commercial-scale biorefinery in Japan shows the increasing momentum of the sustainable aviation fuel market. This announcement of a woody biomass project and last week’s announcement of the e-fuels project also with TOYO, build upon our successful demonstration last year.
“Velocys is well positioned to deliver its proprietary FT technology to biorefinery projects that convert a range of renewable feedstocks into the low carbon, sustainable fuel that airlines need to meet their carbon reduction goals, without having to make any adjustment to engines or fuelling systems.”
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