Green Fuels Total Energies, Eneos to Explore SAF Production at Eneos Negishi Refinery in Japan
Under a joint feasibility study, Total Energies and Eneos will explore the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at the Eneos Negishi Refinery in Japan. The facility is expected to have a production capacity of 300,000 tons annually.
Paris/France – Total Energies and Eneos Corporation have recently announced a collaboration to jointly conduct a feasibility study to assess the production of SAF at the Eneos Negishi Refinery in Yokohama city, Japan.
The companies have already started to conduct the study for feedstock procurement and production of SAF related to this project. The proposed unit, which would have a capacity of 300,000 tons per year of SAF, would process waste or residue sourced notably from the circular economy, mainly used cooking oil and animal fat. The two companies are considering establishing a new joint venture to produce SAF.
This collaboration would leverage the companies’ respective areas of excellence and expertise for the development of the sustainable supply chain of SAF in Japan around 2025:
- Total Energies’ experience in feedstock procurement and SAF production technology.
- Eneos’ available production and loading/unloading facilities of the Negishi Refinery, which is located in the largest aviation fuel demand area in Japan (Narita and Haneda airports) and marketing network of aviation fuel in Japan
Responding to the significant challenge of global climate change, the two energy companies have been working to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions on a global scale together with their customers, paving the way for a decarbonized, recycling-oriented society. In the airline industry, dealing with global decarbonization has become an urgent issue and SAF is expected to be an effective way to reduce CO2 emission. In Japan, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has set a target of 10 % SAF use to be achieved by 2030.