Twelve and Emerging Fuel Technology break ground on US E-Jet fuel facility


The carbon transformation company, Twelve, in partnership with Emerging Fuels Technology, has broken ground on a commercial scale E-Jet fuel production facility in Moses Lake, Washington. The facility will open in mid-2024 at a capacity of 40,000 gallons per year.

The power-to-liquid Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) will require renewable energy and water and will use Twelve’s carbon transformation technology to convert CO2 into the SAF raw materials. The facility will use Emerging Fuels Technology’s Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and Maxx Jet to produce the SAF.

“Twelve uses carbon transformation to address hard-to-abate emissions across a variety of industries and to enable a world made from air, not oil,” said Nicholas Flanders, co-founder & CEO, Twelve. “Our commercial-scale production of E-Jet fuel will allow the aviation sector to achieve fossil-free flights for the long haul.”

The fuel produced from the facility will be distributed between Alaska Airlines, Microsoft and Twelve in an effort to decarbonise operations. With minimal feedstock constraints, E-Jet fuel offers a long-term solution for reducing green house gas (GHG) and other emissions from the aviation sector. 

“At Alaska Airlines, we’re working hard across our operations to be the most fuel-efficient US airline. We know that maturing the SAF market is a critical part of reaching our own and our industry’s long-term goal of net zero carbon emissions,” said Ann Ardizzone, vice president, Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain, Alaska Airlines, “Our partnership with Twelve and Microsoft to bring E-Jet into use on commercial flights in the year ahead is an important part of this journey. We are proud to support the development and production of SAF in Washington state, supporting our innovation economy and local jobs. Congratulations to Twelve and the Moses Lake community on this groundbreaking milestone.”

The facility is expected to provide about  200 local jobs and when operational will provide additional clean energy jobs for Moses Lake and surrounding area, positioning the region as a leader in the aviation industry and the clean energy transition.