LanzaJet and Technip Energies enhance partnership for SAF expansion
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LanzaJet and Technip Energies enhance partnership for SAF expansion

LanzaJet is amplifying its partnership with Technip Energies to hasten the worldwide distribution of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), marking a significant stride in the global effort to reduce carbon emissions. The collaboration aims to optimise the production process, ensuring efficiency and scalability to meet the growing demand for eco-friendly aviation fuel.

The partnership’s focus is on LanzaJet’s Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) technology, a proven solution in producing SAF that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by a minimum of 50% and up to 85%. This technology aligns with various international standards, including the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard, the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard, and the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.

LanzaJet, backed by strategic investors like Suncor Energy and Mitsui & Co., has garnered attention for its innovative approach to producing SAF. The company’s technology is not only efficient but also flexible, capable of utilising a diverse range of low-carbon and waste feedstock. This adaptability ensures a localised supply chain, promoting economic growth and job creation in regions where the technology is deployed.

The collaboration with Technip Energies is expected to enhance LanzaJet’s operational efficiency. Technip Energies, renowned for its expertise in technology, engineering, and construction, will contribute to refining the production process, ensuring it is scalable and economically viable.

The global push towards reducing carbon emissions has intensified the need for sustainable alternatives in every sector, including aviation. SAF stands as a viable solution, offering a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions without requiring modifications to existing engines and fuel distribution infrastructure.

LanzaJet is on track to achieve a commercial production capacity of 100 million gallons per year by 2025. The company’s approach to pricing and equity investment is de-risked, with agreements for 100% of offtake already in place. The price of LanzaJet’s SAF is competitive with conventional jet fuel, especially when considering available incentives and the cost of carbon.

The partnership with Technip Energies underscores LanzaJet’s commitment to innovation and efficiency. By combining technological expertise and resources, both companies aim to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable aviation industry, contributing to global, national, and corporate carbon reduction goals.