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-LanzaJet celebrates the grand opening of the world's first ethanol production facility for sustainable aviation fuel
Leaders mark historic milestone as LanzaJet launches next-generation SAF technology
SOPERTON, Ga., Feb. 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- LanzaJet, a leading sustainable fuel technology company and producer of sustainable fuels, joined government officials, industry leaders, partners and supporters to open LanzaJet Freedom Pins Fuels, the world's first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) ethanol production facility on January 24, 2024.
LanzaJet's ethanol-based technology is the world's first next-generation SAF technology capable of scaling production to the levels needed to decarbonize aviation.
Located in Georgia, USA, LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels will produce 10 million gallons of SAF and renewable diesel per year from certified, low-carbon ethanol, meeting US and global standards. LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels serve as a model to use first-of-its-kind innovation to scale SAF production and enable LanzaJet's aspiration to achieve one billion gallons of SAF production by 2030.
"This historic milestone is testament to the conviction required by industry, government and funders to advance innovation and push the boundaries of what can be achieved to address climate change," said LanzaJet CEO Jimmy Samartzis. . "Between raw material versatility, efficiency and economics that enable global scale, we are poised to meet aviation decarbonization goals."
LanzaJet was joined at the event by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk, climate leaders, industry executives, and Georgia state and local officials.
"The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to realizing the full potential of SAF as we continue to build a strong economy that is sustainable, resilient, competitive, and keeps rural areas prosperous," said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. “The LanzaJet facility will help accelerate the SAF industry and offer new economic opportunities to producers for a more sustainable future.”
The inauguration of Freedom Pines Fuels also included the participation of the shareholders of LanzaJet, British Airways, LanzaTech, Mitsui
LanzaJet is a leading sustainable fuels technology company dedicated to accelerating the transition to clean energy. As a supplier and producer of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) technology with proprietary ethanol-based alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) technology, LanzaJet is creating an opportunity for future generations by accelerating the deployment of SAF and other clean technologies critical to address the climate crisis and transform the global economy. More information is available at https://www.lanzajet.com/
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