Monday 5 June 2023

UK’s first SAF terminal underway

UK’s first SAF terminal underway

The UK’s first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) handling terminal is set to be opened in Teesside.

A collaboration between Alfanar and Navigator Terminals, the project will see one million tonnes of non-recyclable waste feedstocks transformed into SAF.

Navigator will be responsible for receiving and storing the waste, with Alfanar tasked with turning it into jet fuel at its plant in Port Clarence.

The SAF produced is expected to cut emissions by 80%, with close to 125,000 tonnes being made every year from 2028 onwards.

CEO of Navigator Terminals, Jason Horsnby, said: “As the UK’s leading transport, storage and handling experts, we operate a network of strategically located terminals. We have supported Alfanar progress its thinking around the Lighthouse SAF project for over 12 months and now are pleased to announce our formal partnership.”

Alfanar’s Chief Investment Officer Mishal Almutlaq added: “This will enable our facility to play a leading role in bringing SAF to the UK aviation sector and helping them to reach net zero.

“We see the project creating high quality jobs to deliver and run our facility but also creating a much wider regional economic boost as we start construction in 2024.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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