TotalEnergies, Eneos eye SAF production at Japanese refinery
Author: Gabriel Jorby.
April 14 (Renewables Now) - France’s TotalEnergies SE (EPA:TTE) and Japan’s Eneos Corp are together conducting a feasibility study into producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Eneos’ Negishi refinery in Yokohama city, Japan, the two energy companies announced today.
They are contemplating a facility capable of producing 300,000 tonnes of SAF per year from waste or residue, mainly used cooking oil and animal fat, and are also exploring the creation of a joint venture for SAF production.
The Eneos refinery is located in a large aviation fuel demand area, close to Narita and Haneda airports. The refinery has available production and loading/unloading facilities and the Japanese company also has a marketing network of aviation fuel in the country. TotalEnergie, on its part, can contribute experience in feedstock procurement and SAF production technology.
The two are looking at the development of sustainable supply chain of SAF in Japan around 2025.
The companies say that they have been working to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions together with their customers and that decarbonisation has become an urgent issue in the airline industry. Japan has a goal of 10% SAF use by 2030.
The announcement comes just one day after TotalEnergies and Eneos unveiled a pact to develop onsite solar for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in Asia with the aim of developing 2 GW over the next five years.