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Vague hopes by Manchester airport for future supplies of low carbon fuels from Fulcrum NorthPoint
2021-10-29 11:57:00
There is an enthusiastic story about Manchester airport hoping to be getting “up to 10% ” of the fuel used by aircraft at the airport replaced with SAF (sustainable aviation fuel) within 5 years “of the Fulcrum NorthPoint facility becoming operational.”  Manchester Airport had about 196,000 flights in 2019 (and in 2017). Its carbon emissions were estimated to be about 3.6 Million tonnes of CO2 in 2017.  As a quick, “back of the envelope” calculation, that would mean – if the number of flights returns to the level pre-pandemic in a few years – the airport would need over 1,100 tonnes of the SAF per year.  But the company to supply the fuel  has not yet built its facility. It is part of Essar Oil UK, which has owned the vast industrial site in Stanlow, Cheshire, for a decade. But Essar is grappling with a funding shortfall potentially running to hundreds of millions of pounds. Not a great start to embark on this novel fuel project, but hoping for the extensive funding the UK government plans to give companies that try to make “low carbon” jet fuel. The SAF is intended to have a “70% lower carbon footprint” than conventional fuel, and be made from non-recyclable waste, which would typically go into landfill.” It is actually really hard to make on a large scale. .Tweet Manchester Airport set for direct sustainable aviation fuel feed in UK first Manchester Airports Group has partnered with Fulcrum BioEnergy Limited UK Birmingham Post By Jon Robinson 29.10.2021 Extracts: Manchester Airport is to become the first in the UK to have a direct feed of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Manchester Airports Group, which is also behind London Stansted and East Midlands airports, has signed a deal with Fulcrum BioEnergy Limited UK. The memorandum of understanding will support the development and delivery of SAF produced at a new waste to fuels biorefinery, in Stanlow, Cheshire. As part of the agreement, SAF will be supplied to Manchester Airport through a pipeline that already runs between Stanlow and the UK’s third largest gateway. The partnership will also work to support a sustainable recovery from the pandemic, promoting green skills and jobs across the region. The partners have said the deal could see up to 10% of the fuel used by aircraft at Manchester Airport replaced with SAF within five years of the Fulcrum NorthPoint facility becoming operational. Neil Robinson, MAG CSR and airspace change director, said: “Today really is a landmark moment in our journey towards a decarbonised aviation sector. “By working towards a future supply of SAF, direct to Manchester Airport via existing pipelines from a local refinery, we’re making sustainable operations accessible for airlines based here. “The introduction of SAF is testament to the innovation we have seen, and the collaboration between airports, airlines, the Government and suppliers like Fulcrum to achieve real progress towards our goal of net zero for UK aviation by 2050. “We are committed to ensuring that this progress continues through our role on the Government’s Jet Zero Council, on sustainable aviation and through our own targets in our CSR Strategy where we’re working to becoming net zero at our airports by 2038.”… … J

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