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Sasol and Topsoe launch Zaffra

Sasol and Topsoe launch Zaffra
Jan Toschka, CEO of Topsoe and Sasol's SAF joint venture Zaffra (photo courtesy Topsoe).

South Africa-headed integrated chemicals and energy major Sasol Ltd, and Denmark-headed Topsoe A/S, a global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies have announced the successful launch of Zaffra, their previously announced joint venture company.

With its headquarters based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Zaffra is set to become a key player in the aviation industry, focusing on the development and delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Under the leadership of Jan Toschka, previously President of Global Aviation for Shell and recently appointed CEO of Zaffra, the company is positioned to contribute significantly to reducing carbon emissions in the aviation industry.

Leading Zaffra in this crucial mission is my privilege. The growing demand for SAF will require multiple pathways and Zaffra is in a unique position to become a relevant player in this market. Backed by Sasol and Topsoe’s legacies, our offer combines leading technologies with decades of experience in building and running production assets. We recognize the differences in each opportunity. That’s why I am convinced there is tremendous growth potential for Zaffra, being agile and creative, whilst recognising it is essential to form partnerships and to collaborate with all stakeholders, Jan Toschka said.

A unique combination of pioneering technologies

With a global presence, Zaffra’s unique combination of pioneering SAF technologies and operational excellence places it at the forefront of the industry’s transformation.

Zaffra combines the extensive experience of Sasol in asset development, plant construction, robust operating and technology expertise, and Topsoe’s proven carbon emission reduction technologies.

Sasol is thrilled to further our global sustainable aviation fuel ambition through Zaffra. Zaffra is built on decades of collaboration between Sasol and Topsoe, said Fleetwood Grobler, President and CEO of Sasol.

Zaffra’s establishment marks a significant step towards achieving a more sustainable future for aviation, aligned with global efforts to combat climate change and reduce carbon emissions.

We’re very pleased to reach this important milestone with our joint venture with Sasol. With aviation being responsible for 2-3 percent of global carbon emissions, Zaffra will create significant value for the aviation industry and society by bringing alternative fuels to the market that can help reduce these emissions, said Roeland Baan, CEO of Topsoe.

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