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Air Liquide selected for development of a large scale sustainable aviation fuel project in the UK

  • Green Chemicals & Fuels

Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has been awarded an engineering package by Alfanar to support the development of the Lighthouse Green Fuels project located in Teesside, UK.

The Lighthouse Green Fuels project is one of the first projects underway in the UK aiming to convert biogenic and non-biogenic solid wastes and residues into sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) on a large scale.

As part of the agreement, Air Liquide Engineering & Construction will provide the license, basic engineering and FEED for the new plant with its innovative and well-referenced syngas cleaning, hydrogen purification and  carbon capture (RECTISOL™) technologies, which will process around one million tonnes of wastes and residues into SAF each year. 

The plant is expected to enter commercial operation in 2028 and to fuel  the equivalent of more than 25,000 short-haul or 2,500 long-haul flights a year.

This innovative development for waste processing into sustainable aviation fuel at industrial scale is driven by Air Liquide’s strong technology know-how, expertise and operational capabilities to develop innovative and customized solutions for its customers to support the energy transition.

We are pleased to support our customer, Alfanar, to develop their innovative sustainable fuel project in the UK. This project is yet another example illustrating our expertise and broad technology portfolio to accompany our customers in decarbonization efforts in both industry and mobility sectors

Bruno Ponson

Vice President of Air Liquide Engineering & Construction