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DG Fuels selects Emerson engineering and automation portfolio

DG Fuels selects Emerson engineering and automation portfolio
Emerson is a global technology and software company providing innovative solutions for the world’s essential industries. Through its leading automation portfolio, including its majority stake in AspenTech, Emerson helps hybrid, process, and discrete manufacturers optimize operations, protect personnel, reduce emissions, and achieve their sustainability goals. For example, Emerson’s DeltaV Edge Environment, a secure-by-design solution, maximizes the accessibility of contextualized DeltaV data across the enterprise to fuel deeper operational insights (photo courtesy Emerson).

US-headed Emerson Electric Co. (Emerson), a leader in industrial software and technology, has announced that it has been chosen by compatriot sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) project developer DG Fuels LLC (DGF) to provide comprehensive automation and project engineering to help transportation sector decarbonization efforts through production of advanced biofuels.

To help address the more than 25 percent of global emissions caused by transportation, DG Fuels’ mission is to provide “drop-in” cellulosic sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) at scale, then expand into renewable or green diesel fuels.

Its advanced conversion process creates fuels that can be used in existing aviation and vehicle engines, achieving three times greater yield from biomass feedstock when compared to traditional biofuel production processes.

Technology and innovation are the foundation of bringing our innovative fuel conversion process to scale. Partnering with Emerson for its project expertise and automation portfolio gives us confidence in achieving our bold vision of being a global leader in synthetic jet and diesel fuel production, said Michael Darcy, CEO at DG Fuels.

Chosen for its deep automation project engineering and execution, backed by the industry’s most comprehensive automation portfolio, Emerson will provide DG Fuels with a suite of advanced sensing, control, systems, equipment monitoring, and production optimization technologies and software that enable safe, reliable, and sustainable production.

Sustainable aviation fuel is a critical step in the energy transition of the transportation sector. Meaningful progress will require innovative solutions across multiple sources of energy. We look forward to supporting DG Fuels’ mission of creating high-yield, high-quality biomass-derived fuels at scale, said Mike Train, Chief Sustainability Officer at Emerson.

DG Fuels’ previously announced agreements with aviation leaders for sustainable aviation fuels development and supply include Air France KLM, Delta, Airbus, and GE Aviation.

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