August 28 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GIZ) for a project to produce clean kerosene for use in aviation.
According the MoU, the biofuel will be produced using German and Swiss technology from renewable sources such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and water captured in the atmosphere, and photovoltaic (PV) energy.
Fischer–Tropsch (FT) Synthesized Paraffinic Kerosene (SPK) will be produced in a pilot plant to be built in the Centre for Research and Technological Analysis of the ANP (CPT), Brasilia. Under the current Brazilian legislation, this type of fuel can be mixed up to a maximum of 50% in aviation kerosene (QAV-1).
This project is to help reduce the CO2 emissions generated by Brazilian air traffic.