TotalEnergies and ENEOS to study sustainable aviation fuel production in Japan

Published on: 14 April 2022
TotalEnergies-SAF

ENEOS Corporation and TotalEnergies have announced that they will be working together to conduct a feasibility study to evaluate the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at the ENEOS Negishi Refinery in Yokohama city, Japan.

The companies have already begun the research for this project's SAF production and feedstock acquisition. The proposed unit would process waste or residue sourced primarily from the circular economy, primarily used cooking oil and animal fat, with a capacity of 300,000 tonnes of SAF per year. The two businesses are thinking about starting a new joint venture to make SAF.

This partnership would take advantage of each company's unique strengths and expertise to develop the SAF's sustainable supply chain in Japan by 2025:

The expertise of TotalEnergies in SAF production technology and feedstock sourcing. The Negishi Refinery, home to ENEOS's available production and loading/unloading facilities, is situated in the region of Japan with the highest aviation fuel demand (Narita and Haneda airports). The two energy companies have been working with their customers to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions on a global scale in response to the serious threat of climate change, paving the way for a decarbonized, recycling-focused society. Dealing with global decarbonization has become a pressing concern for the airline industry, and SAF is anticipated to be a successful method of lowering CO2 emissions. 10% SAF use is the goal that the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism ("MLIT") has set for Japan by the year 2030.

TotalEnergies affirms its leadership role in fostering innovation in the energy and environmental transition by creating and fostering the emergence of a sustainable aviation fuel value chain. TotalEnergies is pursuing its strategy of creating a multi-energy company with the ambition to reach net zero by 2050 in conjunction with society by taking direct action on the carbon intensity of the energy products used by its customers.

Contributing to the growth of a decarbonized, recycling-focused society is one of the objectives of the ENEOS Group in their Long-Term Vision to 2040. As part of these initiatives, ENEOS seeks to offer a consistent supply of the various energy forms needed to meet current demands. ENEOS will aid in the airline sector's decarbonization by strengthening the SAF supply chain.

Source: TotalEnergies news

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