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Sasol EcoFT, Uniper partner to produce SAF based on green H2

Sasol ecoFT has signed a letter of intent with Sollefteå municipality in collaboration with Sweden’s energy company Uniper, to investigate the possibility of establishing an industry-scale production facility for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Once built, the industrial plant will contribute to the decarbonization of the aviation industry.

Taking place under the joint venture SkyFuelH2, the ambition is to produce SAF based on green H2 and carbon from biomass using the Fischer-Tropsch process. The process is based on Sasol’s world-class proprietary Fischer-Tropsch technology.

Långsele in Sollefteå is the natural site selection for SkyFuelH2, not least thanks to the municipality’s ambitious growth targets and its supply of renewable electricity, carbon from biomass, and suitable land areas.

“We are excited to leverage our proven Fischer-Tropsch technology and 70 years of experience in running complex, integrated operations to produce and market fuels and chemicals. By applying green hydrogen and sustainable carbon sources as feedstock in our proprietary power-to-liquids process, we can now produce sustainable fuels, thereby contributing to a thriving planet, our society and enterprises,” said Fleetwood Grobler, President and CEO of Sasol Limited.

Following the letter of intent, work now continues to further evaluate the feasibility to establish SkyFuelH2 in Långsele, Sollefteå.

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