Lummus launches ethanol-based sustainable aviation fuel technology

11 September 2023

Lummus Technology has announced the commercial availability of its ethanol to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) process technology. The technology provides operators with a large-scale, commercially demonstrated solution to reduce the aviation industry's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

"Lummus' extensive commercial experience in all steps, including conversion of ethanol feedstock and production of the SAF process, gives us a unique advantage to help our customers produce sustainable fuels," said Leon de Bruyn, President and CEO of Lummus Technology. "Our process leverages proven, commercial-scale technologies that we integrate to meet the aviation industry's growing demand for SAF and support its decarbonisation efforts."

Lummus' ethanol to SAF technology offers a safe and reliable solution by integrating ethanol to ethylene (EtE), olefin oligomerisation and hydrogenation technologies in a process configuration that maximises the final yield to SAF while minimising CAPEX, OPEX and carbon emissions.

Central to this process is Lummus and Braskem's technology partnership for producing green ethylene, which accelerates the use of bioethanol and supports the industry's efforts towards a carbon neutral economy. Since 2010, Braskem has been operating an ethanol dehydration unit in Brazil. Using EtE EverGreen™ technology, the unit provides a proven and reliable foundation for producing 260 000 tpy of ethylene from ethanol. Lummus has integrated this world-scale dehydration process with its light olefins oligomerisation and advanced hydroprocessing technologies through Chevron Lummus Global, a joint venture (JV) with Chevron.

 

Source: hydrocarbonengineering.com