Johnson Matthey, bp to supply FT CANS tech for DG Fuels’ Louisiana SAF plant


Johnson Matthey and bp said that DG Fuels has chosen their co-developed Fischer Tropsch (FT) CANS™ technology for its first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant in Louisiana, USA.

“We are extremely excited to be moving forward with Johnson Matthey to execute our unique strategy of high carbon conversion. With this technology, we will create a product that is responsibly made and can be immediately substituted for conventional aviation fuel with no engine adaptations,” said Christopher J. Chaput, President, DG Fuels.

DG Fuels proposed $4bn project in St. James Parish, Louisiana, USA, will use FT technology and is the largest announced non-HEFA-based SAF facility in the world.

The plant is designed to only produce SAF, with a planned capacity of 13,000 bpd (600,000MT per annum).

DG Fuels is planning 10 more SAF production plants across the US, modelled on the Louisiana plant with JM and bp.

“The size of this project is truly exciting and would help take the industry closer to wide-scale use of SAF … Our FT CANS technology enables cost-effective deployment across a wide range of project sizes,” said Maurits van Tol, CEO, Johnson Matthey.

DG Fuels Louisiana plant is expected to begin production by 2028.

The producer has already secured offtake agreements with major airlines, including multi-year deals with both Air France-KLM and Delta Air Lines.

DG Fuels also has a strategic partnership with Airbus to help make SAF available at scale around the world.