NEXTCHEM wins UAE contract to transform solid waste into SAF


NEXTCHEM, through its subsidiary MyRechemical, announced that it received a contract to conduct a feasibility study transform solid municipal waste into Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) through its waste-to-syngas technology in the UAE.

“We are happy to participate in the first waste-to-chemicals initiative in the UAE,” said Giacomo Rispoli, CEO, MyRechemical.

“This achievement further confirms our commitment in valorising alternative feedstocks contributing concretely to the reduction of the carbon footprint in the aviation sector. This happens in a country like UAE where we boast a long-standing presence in the transformation of natural resources, and which is now open to sustainable innovation”.

MyRechemical will carry out a waste-to-chemicals feasibility study to support US-based LanzaTech and Tadweer (Abu Dhabi waste management company) to accelerate a circular carbon economy.

This is the first major project in the UAE aimed at producing up to 120,000 tons per year of SAF.

MyRechemical will provide the gasification unit to transform solid waste streams into synthesis gas which will converted into low carbon ethanol and then to SAF.