RYAM, Verso join hands to explore e-SAF potential


Rayonier Advanced Materials and Verso Energy announced a memorandum of understanding to explore e-fuels specifically e-SAF via biogenic carbon dioxide produced at RYAM’s Tartas France plant along with Green Hydrogen to produce e-SAF through carbon capture utilisation.

“We are excited to be partnering with Verso Energy on this endeavour,” said De Lyle Bloomquist, president and CEO, RYAM.

“Combining the unique attributes of RYAM’s Tartas plant with VERSO ENERGY’s expertise in the development of renewable energy creates a great opportunity for the potential expansion of new sustainable fuels at the site.”

The companies expect to qualify for grants from the French government to help fund the cost of this multi-year feasibility study.

Meanwhile, Antoine Huard, CEO, Verso Energy said: “We are very proud to announce our agreement with RYAM. By studying the utilisation of RYAM’ significant resources in biogenic CO2 combined with Verso Energy’s capability to develop green H2 and e-fuel projects at industrial scale, we are laying strong foundations to meet the challenge of decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors such as aviation – an industry facing ambitious and binding decarbonation targets as soon as 2030.”