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Government £15 million funding for 8 companies, hoping to make low carbon jet fuels
2021-12-07 17:45:00
The DfT has announced the spending of £15 million for 8 companies that hope to make the (dreamed of) low carbon jet fuels that the industry so desperately wants. None of the funding is, as far as can be ascertained, going into development of plant or animal lipids. Many of the contenders intend to use domestic, commercial or woody waste, to convert this using gasification and the  (energy intensive) Fischer-Tropsch process, into fuel.  One wants to use sewage. Another wants to use industrial flue gases. Another wants to use direct air capture CO2, combined with hydrogen from electrolysis.  There are grandiose claims about how much fuel will be made, how low its lifetime carbon emissions will be. In reality, it is unlikely that using forestry waste (not tree trunks) will produce much.  Domestic waste is a very variable material, that has proved difficult to reliably turn into fuel in any quantity (and it needs people to throw away enough food, plastic, paper and card). Many require large amounts of electricity that is genuinely produced from renewables, competing with other uses. And producing fuel is generally a less efficient use of electricity than using it directly for heating or movement. So a lot of pie in the sky. Watch how these develop in the next few years … .Tweet   [It will be fascinating to watch this over the next five, or so, years, and see what happens to all these.]  Announced by the DfT “Transparency data” https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/green-fuels-green-skies-gfgs-competition/green-fuels-green-skies-gfgs-competition-winners Green Fuels, Green Skies (GFGS) competition: winners Updated 6 December 2021 The winning proposals for the Green Fuels, Green Skies (GFGS) competition were announced on 3 December 2021. Each organisation will receive a share of £15 million for the development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) production plants in the UK. Winning organisations Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd (ABSL) will work with a British refinery and British engineering company to produce a detailed engineering design for a new facility in Cheshire. The plant will use gasification and Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology to convert 133,000 tonnes

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