TotalEnergies and ENEOS Corp. have announced a collaboration to jointly conduct a feasibility study to assess the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in ENEOS Negishi Refinery in Yokohama city, Japan.
The 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 tpy of SAF, would process waste or residue sourced notably from the circular economy, mainly used cooking oil and animal fat. The two companies are considering establishing a new joint venture to produce SAF.
This collaboration would leverage the companies’ respective areas of excellence and expertise for the development of the sustainable supply chain of SAF in Japan around 2025. TotalEnergies has experience in feedstock procurement and SAF production technology. Meanwhile, ENEOS has 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), as well as an aviation fuel marketing network 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.
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