Everyone should be able to keep on flying
Discover how we’re part of transforming aviation today, so you can live fossil free tomorrow.
Taking sustainable aviation fuel to the next level
Together with Shell, LanzaTech and SAS we are investigating the production of electrofuel. A low emission synthetic jet fuel that will be produced from fossil free electricity and recycled carbon dioxide originating from district heating. A big shift from using virgin fossil material in the production process and one of the ways we are aiming to help keep people flying in the future.
"Sustainable Aviation Fuel, SAF offers the greatest potential to reduce emissions from aviation. It is only by working together today across the aviation ecosystem to drive the technologies and infrastructure needed to produce SAF at scale that the aviation sector can achieve net zero by 2050. This is why I am excited for this collaboration to explore one more pathway for SAF production,” says Anna Mascolo, President, Shell Aviation.
On the way to more sustainable travel
The goal of the collaboration with Shell, LanzaTech and SAS is a new production facility that can produce up to 50,000 tonnes of synthetic Sustainable Aviation Fuel, SAF, annually. Thanks to the LanzaJetTM “Alcohol to Jet” technology that makes it possible to produce electrofuel with fossil free electricity and recovered carbon dioxide, this is now a possibility.
It is a technology that has been developed by LanzaTech and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The new production facility could provide SAS with up to 25% of its global demand for SAF in the 2030s.
Brightening the skies
The project looks very promising, and all partner companies have agreed to carry out in-depth analyses of the results. The aim is a new electrofuel production facility sometime between 2026 and 2027.
“The aviation sector faces incredible challenges getting the volumes of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, SAF needed for sustainable flights. This project is the start of delivering on these volumes and by reusing carbon dioxide and fossil free power we have an opportunity for unprecedented scale. We need to rethink carbon and together with fossil free power, harness it to create a new climate safe future for all,” says Jennifer Holmgren, CEO LanzaTech.
A great start on the journey to more sustainable travel. But it’s not the only good news when it comes to sustainable aviation.
Fossil free flights from a fossil free airport
We have also initiated a research collaboration with LFV in Sweden to take further steps towards a fossil free transport sector. The aim of the research is the joint development of the design for a fossil free airport.
"Together with LFV, we want to find solutions and install charging infrastructure to make it possible to completely transition to electric vehicles – to, from, and within the airport area and eventually also for electrically operated aircrafts. Other solutions may include installation of photovoltaic installations and battery storage that provide quick access to electricity when the customer needs it", says Maria Lindberg, Head of Heavy Transport at Vattenfall Network Solutions in Sweden.