Lighthouse Green Fuels’ application for an advanced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facility will be the largest green fuel facility in Europe and the most advanced in its development.
Local stakeholders, community groups and industry have been contacted to present the project before concrete plans have taken shape, and LGF will continue to advise communities and businesses on its plans through a series of in-person and online consultation events planned for early next year.
At the Billingham site in Stockton, LGF – owned by global manufacturing and infrastructure group Alfanar – will create more than 1,000 jobs during the construction phase and employ a further 240 full-time staff when the plant is operational. In addition, apprenticeship programs will be set up to meet staffing needs for the next 25 years of operation and thus contribute to the upskilling of the local workforce.
LGF will convert non-recyclable waste and waste biomass into advanced, sustainable aviation fuel. This SAF is then mixed with conventional jet fuel and distributed to UK airports to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation industry.
As the largest and most advanced green fuel facility in Europe, LGF will convert over 1 million tonnes of non-recyclable waste and waste biomass annually into over 165 million liters of SAF for use on domestic and international flights. The process will also produce 30 million liters of green naphtha, a green feedstock for use in petrochemical processes.
Noaman Al Adhami, UK Country Head of Alfanar, said: “We are thrilled. The project will create a Europe-leading facility that will prevent millions of tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere, create over a thousand jobs and strengthen local supply chains.”