LanzaTech files planning application for 100m litres SAF plant


LanzaTech has filed planning application to develop Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production plant at Port Talbot, UK to produce nearly 100m litres of low-carbon fuel.

The company said the construction of the Alcohol-to-Jet SAF production facility is due to begin in winter 2024, with the facility beginning SAF production in 2026.

“We are delighted to have submitted our planning application, a key milestone in making Port Talbot a leading centre to produce sustainable aviation fuel. The application comprises more than 2,000 pages of detailed analysis to ensure Project Dragon is safe and minimises the impact on the local environment whilst maximising the benefits for the town,” said Jim Woodger, Managing Director LanzaTech UK.

“We hope to receive planning consent in early 2024 and begin construction next year, creating several hundred jobs throughout the two-years of the build. However, these timescales depend on the UK Government finalising its mandate to require the use of sustainable aviation fuel.”

LanzaTech recently announced financial results wherein the company said that it is expecting to begin operations at its LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels facility by early 2024.

Construction on the biorefinery, located in Georgia, US, began in August 2022.