Velocys launches Ohio facility


An aerial view of Velocys Ohio Facility.

Velocys announced the launch of its technology facility in Plain City, Ohio that will house the reactor core assembly and catalysis operations which form a critical part of the production process for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

“The completion of this state of the art facility is a real milestone both for Velocys and for the move to decarbonise the aviation industry. It is another critical piece in the jigsaw to go alongside the support we are receiving from regulatory and policy initiatives in all of our core markets,” said Henrik Wareborn, CEO Velocys.

“To move from planning permission to completion in two years is a testament to all those involved and takes us a big step closer to enable our clients to produce SAF with ultra-low carbon intensity at commercial scale.”

The 52,500sqft site has the capacity to produce approximately 48 cores per year, enough to support 12 reactors – typical requirement for the operation of a single commercial scale SAF biorefinery, with a capacity to convert approximately 1TWh per year of energy. 

The facility will have sufficient production capacity to meet projected orders until 2028, including those from Velocys’ two biorefinery reference projects Bayou Fuels Mississippi and Altalto, Immingham, UK.  

Velocys provides technology to enable production of negative carbon intensity, drop-in fuels from a variety of waste materials. In addition, the company also offers a suite of services and capabilities that support the successful engineering, manufacturing, development and financing of sustainable fuel projects.

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