KBR and Swedish Biofuels launch technology alliance


Doug Kelly, president -technology, KBR and Dr Angelica Hull, managing director, Swedish Biofuels

KBR, the global engineering company, and Swedish Biofuels have launched a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) technology alliance.

This is KBR’s first dedicated SAF product.  The technology that Swedish Biofuels developed was recently tested by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

“We are thrilled to help the aviation sector in implementing solutions to advance their sustainability objectives,”said Doug Kelly, president -technology, KBR. “Swedish Biofuels, the developer of the technology, has an unparalleled history of research and innovation in SAF and we are confident this technology will emerge as the leading SAF solution for our clients.”

They say that it can be used to process ethanol and can also convert carbon dioxide and synthesis gas to SAF. KBR says that clients can use carbon capture with the process.

“Our technology for producing sustainable aviation fuels will be instrumental in lowering CO2 emissions from the aviation sector and meeting net zero emission targets by 2030 and beyond. This technology is unique as it is ready-to-use real jet fuel as opposed to a blend component,” said Dr Angelica Hull, managing director, Swedish Biofuels.

Swedish Biofuels patented its Alcohol to Jet technology (ATJ) in 2004.

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