Eneos, Mitsubishi to explore SAF commercialisation
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April 20 (Renewables Now) - Energy company Eneos Corp and conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp (TYO:8058) will conduct a joint feasibility study on the commercialisation of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Japan.
The cross-industrial collaboration combines the companies’ respective expertise in manufacturing technologies and distribution networks and in raw material sourcing and marketing with the aim of developing a supply chain for SAF.
The two Japanese companies said on Tuesday that after considering the maturity of different SAF manufacturing technologies and the required time for commercialisation, they will proceed with the study, which will involve developing sustainable feedstock derived from bio-based raw materials; producing SAF with newly emerging techniques; and building a supply chain for next generation fuels, with a focus on SAF.
Eneos and Mitsubishi are preparing for a growing SAF market ahead of the start of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) in 2027 and in view of Japan’s ambition to replace 10% of the jet fuels used by Japanese airlines with SAF by 2030.
Last week, it was announced that Eneos and TotalEnergies are conducting a feasibility study into producing SAF in Eneos’ Negishi refinery in Yokohama city, Japan.