World gets its first ‘Ethanol-To-SAF’ plant by LanzaJet

According to LanzaJet, its ethanol-based technology is the world's first next-generation SAF technology capable of scaling production to the levels needed to decarbonize aviation.

LanzaJet, a leading American sustainable fuels technology company and sustainable fuels producer, has opened LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels which is the world’s first ethanol to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production facility.

According to LanzaJet, its ethanol-based technology is the world’s first next-generation SAF technology capable of scaling production to the levels needed to decarbonize aviation.

Located in the state of Georgia, LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels will produce 10 million gallons of SAF and renewable diesel per year from low carbon and certified ethanol, meeting US and global standards. LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels serves as a blueprint for utilizing first-of-its-kind innovation to scale SAF production and enables LanzaJet’s aspiration for 1 billion gallons of SAF production by 2030.

“This historic milestone is testament to the conviction required by industry, government, and funders to advance innovation and stretch the boundaries of what is achievable to tackle climate change,” said LanzaJet CEO Jimmy Samartzis. “Between feedstock versatility, efficiency, and economics that enable scale globally, we stand ready to meet aviation’s decarbonization goals.”

“The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to harnessing the full potential of SAF as we continue to build a strong economy that is sustainable, resilient, competitive, and keeps rural places thriving,” said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

The opening of Freedom Pines Fuels also featured LanzaJet shareholders British Airways, LanzaTech, Mitsui & Co, Shell, and Suncor Energy and funders such as Microsoft’s Climate Innovation Fund, Breakthrough Energy, and All Nippon Airways (ANA).

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