Jet Zero Australia partners with LanzaJet on first Aussie sustainable fuels plant
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Jet Zero Australia partners with LanzaJet on first Aussie sustainable fuels plant

Jet Zero Australia announced an agreement with LanzaJet to develop Australia’s first commercial-scale sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant using LanzaJet’s ethanol conversion process.

Jet Zero Australia is a public-private collaboration building waste and residue biofuel projects to deliver secure domestic supplies of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) towards net zero aviation.

The jointly pioneered North Queensland facility will annually produce over 100 million litres of SAF and renewable diesel from agricultural residues. This can meet the full jet fuel demand of regional airports like Cairns.

Set to create 100+ local jobs, Project Ulysses will help position Australia as an APAC leader in sustainable aerospace. The SAF produced is estimated to reduce lifecycle emissions by around 70% versus fossil jet kerosene.

“This takes us closer to securing Queenslandโ€™s future as a domestic SAF powerhouse,” said Minister for State Development Grace Grace. It catalyzes opportunities across sectors from agriculture to tourism.

With LanzaJet already proving its innovative technology abroad, all partners underscored the urgency around establishing reliable, low-carbon fuel sources as aviation eyes drastic emissions cuts over the coming decades.