Green Fuels Hamburg will produce sustainable aviation fuels
Green Fuels Hamburg, consisting of energy supplier Uniper, energy technology group Siemens Energy, Airbus and chemical and energy company Sasol ecoFT, is studying the feasibility of a commercial project to produce sustainable aviation fuels ( SAF) in Germany.
The four project partners cover the entire value chain to produce CO2-neutral kerosene, called power-to-liquid kerosene or PtL for short.
They are supported by the Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH) as consulting partner as well as by the Hamburg Senate (BWI, BUKEA) and Hamburg Airport. In addition, Emirates Airline has expressed interest in participating in the use of the PtL kerosene produced.
Green Fuels Hamburg aims to make a significant contribution to the decarbonisation of the aviation sector. If possible, the production capacity required would be at least 10,000 tons of green kerosene per year for aviation in the first phase of expansion from 2026.
This means that this plant alone could supply 20% of the PtL jet fuel blending quota specified by the German government in the PtL roadmap from 2026.
Dr. Holger Kreetz, COO Asset Management at Uniper Kraftwerke, said: “One of Uniper’s main objectives is the effective decarbonisation of other industries as well as its own, without neglecting security of supply. Hamburg as a place of innovation – with direct access to energy renewables as well as industrial and aeronautical customers – was predestined to play a pioneering role in power-to-liquid. With this partnership, we will be able to cover approx. 1/5 of the amount of green PtL kerosene required in Germany already in the initial phase.