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Sustainable
Aviation Fuel:
Sending Solutions Sky-High

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Even a small Topsoe renewable fuel facility produces enough Sustainable Aviation Fuel to deliver 3.5 billion passenger kilometers per year

Global aviation is set to stay. But emissions need to fall to meet decarbonization goals.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is already beginning to bring emissions down. Made from renewable resources, it is 50 to 85% more carbon-efficient than conventional jet fuel. This fuel is ready for commercial use now in fact, it has been sending planes, aircraft, and jets sky-high since 2011.

This cleaner fuel will keep us in the air, and keep us on track to zero.

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Sustainable
Aviation Fuel:
Sending Solutions Sky-High

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Mikala Grubb
Product Line Director

Sylvain Verdier
Senior Business Strategy Manager
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The central challenge in global aviation is how to minimize the need for new infrastructure while shifting to lower impact fuels.

At Topsoe we already have a solution:

It’s based on the very same technology that allows us to drive our cars, busses, and trucks on renewable diesel, namely HydroFlex™. We transform animal and vegetable oil-contained feedstock into renewable jet fuel.

SAF is happening now. A Topsoe facility can in a single year comfortably produce enough SAF for 3.5 billion passenger kilometers.

SkyNRG, Netherlands
Topsoe is working with SkyNRG, another global leader when it comes to SAF. SkyNRG has chosen Topsoe's technology to produce renewable jet fuel at their facility in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. SAF will be supplied directly to aircraft at the nearby airport. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has committed to buying 75,000 tonnes of SAF per year for a ten-year period.

Every tonne of SAF produced at the Delfzijl plant will reduce carbon emissions from aviation by 2.5 tonnes.

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Mikala Grubb
Product Line Director

Sylvain Verdier
Senior Business Strategy Manager
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The central challenge in global aviation is how to minimize the need for new infrastructure while shifting to lower impact fuels.

At Topsoe we already have a solution:

It’s based on the very same technology that allows us to drive our cars, busses, and trucks on renewable diesel, namely HydroFlex™. We transform animal and vegetable oil-contained feedstock into renewable jet fuel.

SAF is happening now. A Topsoe facility can in a single year comfortably produce enough SAF for 3.5 billion passenger kilometers.

SkyNRG, Netherlands
Topsoe is working with SkyNRG, another global leader when it comes to SAF. SkyNRG has chosen Topsoe's technology to produce renewable jet fuel at their facility in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. SAF will be supplied directly to aircraft at the nearby airport. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has committed to buying 75,000 tonnes of SAF per year for a ten-year period.

Every tonne of SAF produced at the Delfzijl plant will reduce carbon emissions from aviation by 2.5 tonnes.

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What does it take to certify renewable fuels?
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What needs to happen
in the short term to
successfully transition
industries to more
sustainable solutions?
 
 
“We need biofuels to transform our economy into one that is not dependant on fossil fuels, but at the same time we need to make sure that we do not harm people or planet by this transformation."

Elena Schmidt
Executive Director
The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)

“Right now, Topsoe is focusing on producing biomethanol for the shipping industry and producing Sustainable Aviation Fuel from biomass."

Yassir Ghiyati
Senior Product Line Director

GREEN AMMONIA
And E-METHANOL: Turning This Ship Around

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Topsoe has almost 80 years of experience in ammonia

The world needs marine fuel. But the most popular one we use is a major polluter. It emits black carbon which has a much greater warming impact than carbon dioxide.

But solutions are already here. One of them powers cargo ships with green ammonia, which emits no carbon dioxide when burnt. And the second is eMethanol, which emits significantly less carbon than conventional marine fuels.

Let’s change this ship’s course.

GREEN AMMONIA
And E-METHANOL: Turning This Ship Around

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Joachim Harteg Jacobsen
Senior Business Development Manager
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How can a decarbonizing world keep its ships moving?

Answer: green ammonia and eMethanol.

So how do we make green ammonia and eMethanol?

It’s taken years of R&D, but the answer is now simple. We make green ammonia and eMethanol by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis powered by renewable energy. Then we combine the hydrogen with nitrogen to produce green ammonia or with CO2 to produce eMethanol. Lovely stuff.

The green ammonia and methanol we help produce can save the shipping industry 650 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

The NEOM project, Saudi Arabia
Topsoe ammonia technologies are central to the world's largest green hydrogen project. The $5 billion facility is set to produce 650 tons of green hydrogen per day from wind and solar.

As part of the project, the hydrogen is converted into 1.2 million tonnes of green ammonia per year for the transportation industry.

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If all long-haul ships used Topsoe green ammonia or eMethanol as fuel, it would save

650m

Tons of CO2 per year

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Renewable Diesel:
TURNING FRYERS INTO FUEL

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Most freight and delivery trucks have diesel engines. Not to mention trains, buses, ships, and cars. And it is not just about the engine. The production, transportation, and storage of diesel are huge industries in their own right. The best solution is one that minimizes disruption and uses the same process infrastructure with no fossil fuel needed.

Most freight and delivery trucks have diesel engines. Not to mention trains, buses, ships, and cars. We need ways to use the existing diesel infrastructure but with fuels with much lower emissions than conventional diesel.

The solution is renewable diesel, a technology in which Topsoe is the clear market leader. Renewable diesel is made from feedstock including soybean and municipal waste such as food and paper. It is so similar to petroleum diesel that it can be used everywhere that petroleum diesel is. There is just one crucial difference between renewable and petroleum diesel: the former comes with way lower carbon emissions.

We have won more than 90% of all the renewable fuels projects in North America. We have 6 running licenses producing 2.4 million tons of renewable diesel per year from a wide range of feedstock. This will jump to a mega 7.7 million tons with 9 more plants set to start operating in 2022. Our technologies are ready to go. Are you?

Renewable Diesel:
TURNING FRYERS INTO FUEL

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How do you keep the world’s stock of diesel engines spinning while massively reducing emissions?

Answer: renewable diesel.

Renewable diesel? Well, it’s made from renewable resources like municipal waste and soybean. Through heat, pressure, and hydrogen processes, a cleaner fuel is created. The fuel is then ready to replace petroleum diesel in the transportation industry.

By 2025, 20 million cars will run on renewable diesel made from Topsoe solutions. We already have 6 plants making renewable diesel from a wide range of feedstocks. 9 more plants will start in 2022.

Marathon Petroleum, USA
Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ technology is being used at the Marathon Petroleum Corp in North Dakota. The new HydroFlex™ unit produces 100% renewable diesel from soy and corn oil with a combined capacity of 12,000 barrels per day.

“We’re excited about the success we’ve had with this technology. We are looking forward to the conversion of our Martinez, California, refinery to renewable fuels production over the next year.”
- Jeff Sexton, Marathon’s Refining Technology Director

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Topsoe renewable diesel
will power over

20 million

Cars by 2025

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