Schlagwort-Archive: Sustainable Fuel

Sustainable Aviation Fuel with Lower Cost and Waste

Honeywell announced its hydrocracking technology can be used to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from biomass, helping to make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that is 90% less carbon intensive than traditional fossil-based jet fuels1. The new technology produces 3-5% more SAF2,3, enables a cost reduction of up to 20%3,4 and reduces by-product waste streams as compared to other commonly used hydroprocessing technologies.

Honeywell’s Fischer-Tropsch (FT) Unicracking™ technology takes liquids and waxes from processed biomass – including leftovers from crops, wood waste or food scraps – and can be used to produce SAF that complies with the strict standards of the aviation industry and with lower environmental impact. This innovation demonstrates Honeywell’s alignment of its portfolio with three compelling megatrends, including the energy transition.

„As demand for SAF continues to grow, the aviation industry is challenged by limited supplies of traditional SAF feedstocks such as vegetable oils, animal fats and waste oils,“ said Ken West, president and CEO of Honeywell Energy and Sustainability Solutions. „When combined with the existing Fischer-Tropsch process, our new technology will expand the feedstock options available in the industry to sources that are more plentiful, ultimately helping improve our customers‘ ability to produce SAF.“

Recently, DG Fuels selected Honeywell’s FT Unicracking technology for its biofuels manufacturing facility in Louisiana – the largest in the world for making SAF from the FT process – that will produce 13,000 barrels of SAF each day when it begins operations in 2028.

Honeywell helped pioneer SAF production with its Ecofining™ process, which has been used to produce the fuel commercially since 2016. The company now offers solutions across a range of feedstocks to meet the rapidly growing demand for renewable fuels, including SAF. In addition to Honeywell Unicracking and Ecofining, Honeywell’s renewable fuels portfolio includes Ethanol to Jet technology and eFining™, which converts green hydrogen and carbon dioxide into e-fuels. More than 50 sites globally have licensed Honeywell’s SAF technologies, with refineries projected to exceed a combined capacity of more than 500,000 barrels of SAF per day when fully operational. Source: ‚Honeywell‚.

Diamond DA42-VI Flies for the First Time With SAF

A Diamond DA42-VI training aircraft, powered by the Austro Engine AE300 from European Flight Academy, carries out a circuit of the airfield at Bremen airport. Following extensive tests and preparations, a training aircraft from the European Flight Academy made a few circuits of the airport at Bremen for the first time. The DA42-VI from the Austrian aircraft manufacturer Diamond Aircraft was fully fueled with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). This flight resulted from intensive preparation between LAT, Diamond Aircraft, and the engine manufacturer Austro Engine. Bremen Airport was deliberately chosen for this flight, as it counts among the first airports in Germany to stock and refuel with SAF provided by World Fuel Services. This SAF is obtained from oil waste, aquatic plants and soil plants in Ghent, Belgium. In the first step, the oils and fats are hydrogenated and refined similarly to fossil fuels. As a result, SAF produces up to 80 per cent fewer CO2 emissions during its life cycle.

The joint event with representatives of Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH, Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH (Diamond Aircraft Austria), Austro Engine GmbH, World Fuel Services Europe Ltd., and Bremen Airport was the kickoff for extensive tests with blended SAF. Unblended neat SAF has been proven to generate up to 80% less CO2 emissions than conventional kerosene. It is the goal of all involved parties to make the training of future Lufthansa Group pilots more sustainable and environmentally friendly. The test series results will reveal whether SAF can be used as the sole fuel for the European Flight Academy fleet in the future.

Eco-consciousness and responsible use of resources have always been at the core of Diamond Aircraft. The history started with efficient and lead-free jet-fuel engines and is going forward with electrification, alternative fuels, and propulsion systems. Diamond Aircraft and Austro Engine anticipate increasing availability of ASTM D7566 SAF blends as a „drop-in“ fuel for General Aviation in the coming years and plans to release the entire fleet for this fuel mix by the end of 2025. Significant market penetration of SAFs is expected by 2030, and 100% pure SAFs will be available without blending in 2050. Source: ‚Diamond Aircraft‚.