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Cortus Energy and Swedish Biofuels planning world's first biojet fuel plant based on forest raw materials

In Sweden, biomass gasification technology specialist Cortus Energy AB and Swedish Biofuels AB (SB), a developer of biofuels and biochemical process technologies have revealed a preliminary agreement to work with the joint goal of projecting a first commercial facility for the production of biojet fuel for Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) needs. Initial contacts around land, logistics, fuel and licensing have already been taken during the winter.

In Sweden, biomass gasification technology specialist Cortus Energy AB and Swedish Biofuels AB (SB), a developer of biofuels and biochemical process technologies have revealed a preliminary agreement to work with the joint goal of projecting a first commercial facility for the production of biojet fuel for Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) needs. Initial contacts around land, logistics, fuel and licensing have already been taken during the winter.

Based on forest raw materials and alcohols, the Cortus and SB’s joint facility for biojet fuel will be the first of its kind and has large global market potential. SB’s biojet fuel now meets current standards for aviation fuel. The biojet fuel has been successfully tested by the US and Swedish defense and civil aviation over the past ten years.

Our joint project for biojet fuel from forest raw material represents everything we have been working for almost twenty years. Because we have already met current standards for jet fuel with our technology, we now see a possible commercial breakthrough for green aviation fuel, first in Sweden and then further out into the world, said Angelica Hull, CEO and founder of Swedish Biofuels.

In addition to green jet fuel, the factory will be able to produce other valuable products such as liquid transport biofuels and biochemicals.

Being able to manufacture green aviation fuel within a few years on a commercial scale is a fantastic step forward, not only for Swedish Biofules and Cortus, but for all those who work for a reduced climate impact, said Rolf Ljunggren, founder Cortus Energy.

Combining technologies

The technology planned for the factory is a combination of Cortus WoodRoll biomass gasification process and SB’s catalytic process for biojet fuel. The WoodRoll process converts wood into synthesis gas, which together with alcohols is the raw material for SB’s catalytic process for green aviation fuel.

Providing the flight conditions for radically reduced climate impact, it warms a little extra in the heart of a former Saab guy like me, said Håkan Sigfridsson, interim CEO, Cortus Energy.

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