Alfanar and N+P Group are working together on plans for environmentally friendly aviation fuel

Alfanar and the N+P Group announced that they will work together to source and process up to one million tons of non-recyclable waste per year to produce raw material pellets, which are then used to produce green aviation fuel, also known as sustainable aviation , can be used fuel (SAF).

Recyclable and inert materials are removed before the waste is dried and converted into high carbon pellets. The pellets will then be converted into SAF at Alfanar’s Lighthouse Green Fuels facility in Teesside, which is due to come on stream in 2028 and will create over 1,000 jobs during construction before employing 240 people on site once operational.

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The Echo understands the plant will be located at the former Air Products site in Port Clarence.

Up to three further processing plants will be built across the country to process the waste – the location depends on where the waste comes from. Everyday non-recyclable household and commercial waste, contaminated recycling loads and MRF tailings can all be sorted by N+P for use in the process rather than being sent to landfill, incinerated or exported. Taken together, this solution will produce SAF that can be used in today’s aircraft engines and refueling infrastructure without modifications. It will produce 165 million liters of SAF, equivalent to 2,500 long-haul flights or 25,000 short-haul flights per year – enough to meet 10% of the UK’s 2030 SAF target.

The Northern Echo: What the lighthouse location might look likeWhat the Lighthouse site could look like (Image: press release)

Noaman Al Adhami, Country Head UK at Alfanar, said: “Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) results in an 80% savings in life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional jet fuel, but the fuel produced at our facility is enhanced with access to Teesside’s Carbon Capture enable savings of up to 200%.” and storage infrastructure.

“This means that Lighthouse Green Fuels will not only be the UK’s largest SAF production facility when operational, but also the UK’s first negative emissions SAF project, making a key contribution to SAF’s targets the UK Government will do for 2030.”

With the third largest aviation network in the world, a third of Europe’s carbon storage capacity and readily available waste materials, the UK is perfectly positioned to be a world leader in SAF production. We look forward to making that a reality through the implementation of this project and others that will follow.”

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Lars Jennissen, Chief Development Officer of the N+P Group, said: “We specialize in creating value from things that others literally throw away.” Our focus is on making sure we recycle as much as possible, but also after Find ways to create value from things that cannot be recycled.

“Our new partnership with Alfanar enables us to turn non-recyclable household and commercial waste into pellets that can then be used to produce sustainable aviation fuel. We maximize the use of these materials that already have a life’s worth.” chain.

“We are now actively seeking long-term waste supply contracts with waste contractors and local governments across the UK for what will be Europe’s largest waste processing plant by tonnage. In addition, we want to develop at least three.” We will set up new production facilities in the country over the next two years.” Alfanar and N+P Group are working together on plans for environmentally friendly aviation fuel

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