Sinopec, TotalEnergies to jointly develop 230,000 tons SAF unit in China


TotalEnergies announced that it has signed China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) have signed an agreement to develop a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production unit at a Sinopec’s refinery in China.

“We are very pleased to collaborate with Sinopec, a major player in the global refining industry, to produce SAF and structure a SAF production chain in China. The development of SAF is at the heart of our company’s transition strategy, as we strive to meet the aviation industry’s demand to reduce its carbon footprint. TotalEnergies has set itself a target of 1.5m tons of annual SAF production by 2030,” Patrick Pouyanné, chairman and CEO, TotalEnergies.

The planned unit, jointly owned by Sinopec and TotalEnergies, will have the capacity to produce 230,000 tons of SAF per year, and will process local waste or residues from the circular economy (cooking oils and animal fats).

The unit will likely use SRJET technology, developed by Sinopec to produce SAF.

TotalEnergies, already one of Europe’s leading SAF producers, will bring its experience and expertise in the technical, operational and distribution fields.

“This milestone collaboration with TotalEnergies is in line with our strategy in the development of low carbon solutions for China and the world. Sinopec is committed to providing green and low-carbon energy solutions while improving quality and efficiency of its asset portfolio,” said Yongsheng Ma, chairman, Sinopec.