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ENEOS and TotalEnergies to explore SAF production in Japan

ENEOS and TotalEnergies to explore SAF production in Japan

Japan’s ENEOS Corporation is collaborating with French energy company TotalEnergies to conduct a feasibility study to assess the production of sustainable  aviation fuel (SAF) at ENEOS’ Negishi Refinery in Yokohama City, Japan.  

The two companies have already started to conduct the study for feedstock procurement and  production of SAF related to this project. The proposed unit, which would have a capacity of 300,000 tons per year of SAF, would process waste or residue sourced from the circular  economy, mainly used cooking oil and animal fat. ENEOS and TotalEnergies are considering  establishing a new joint venture to produce SAF. 

The collaboration would leverage the two companies’ respective areas of excellence and expertise in developing a sustainable supply chain for sustainable aviation fuel in Japan around 2025. TotalEnergies has experience in feedstock procurement and SAF production technology. Meanwhile, ENEOS has available production and loading/unloading facilities at the Negishi  Refinery, which is located in the largest aviation fuel demand area in Japan—Narita  and Haneda airports—and a marketing network of aviation fuel in Japan. 

Responding to the significant challenge of global climate change, the two energy companies  have been working to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions on a global scale together with their  customers, paving the way for a decarbonised, recycling-oriented society. In the airline industry,  dealing with global decarbonisation has become an urgent issue and SAF is expected to be  an effective way to reduce CO2 emissions. In Japan, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport  and Tourism (MLIT) has set a target of 10% SAF use to be achieved by 2030.