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First European plant for sustainable aviation fuel with innovative German Waste-to-Resources technology

German start-up company Susteen Technologies announces its first commercial waste-to-resources project as part of Europe’s first dedicated production facility for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Susteen’s technology will process organic waste from the facility to recover oil, gas and energy for resource efficiency.

 On May 27th, 2019 KLM, SkyNRG and SHV Energy announced a project to build Europe’s first dedicated plant to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in Delfziji, The Netherlands. From 2022, the plant will annually produce 100,000 tonnes of SAF, as well as 15,000 tonnes of bioLPG. This will enable a CO2 reduction of 270,000 tonnes per year for commercial aviation. The feedstock used for SAF production will be waste fats, such as used cooking oil, thereby ensuring that the fuel will not have a negative impact on food supply and environment. This is an important step for the aviation industry to accommodate the need for carbon emission reduction on the one hand, and the increasing demand for sustainable aviation fuel on the other.

Susteen Technologies partners with SkyNRG to build an innovative plant for the recycling of organic production residue from the facility to produce biocrude oil and synthesis gas. These sustainable resources will help to avoid waste disposal and to increase the energy efficiency of the SAF production. Through this project Susteen Technologies will build the first commercial plant implementing the Thermo-Catalytic Reforming (TCR®) technology - developed together with the Fraunhofer research institute UMSICHT. TCR® enables the recycling of a wide range of organic waste and residual biomass into sustainable resources – oil, gas and coal – for industrial use in energy, mobility, chemicals, steel and agriculture sectors.

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