With support by the EC Horizon 2020 funding programma, the FLITE consortium, led by Netherlands-based SkyNRG and with involvement of technology provider Lanzatech, will be build a first-of-its-kind Alcohol-to-Jet facility to produce 30 thousand tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel on an annual basis. The consortium received 20 million euro grant funding. The FLITE AtJ facility will be fully operational in 2024, producing SAF using waste-based ethanol sourced from multiple European producers.
From the press release: “Sustainable aviation fuel is critical to reduce emissions from the aviation sector in the coming decades. Ambitious targets are proposed as part of the European Green Deal ‘Sustainable and smart mobility’ policy and the new legislative initiative ‘EU ReFuelEU Aviation’. To meet these targets in the years to come, it is essential that we diversify feedstock and technology options for SAF production. This pre-commercial AtJ production plant will pave the way to implementing SAF production across Europe and around the globe, producing commercially relevant quantities of SAF to support future aviation’s climate targets.”
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