Haffner Energy selects LanzaJet’s ATJ for Paris-Vatry SAF project


Haffner Energy announced that it has selected LanzaJet to provide alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) technology for the biomass-thermolysis-to-SAF project at the Paris-Vatry airport in France.

“Our collaboration with LanzaJet for the Paris-Vatry SAF project allows both companies to bring decisive advantages for the production of SAF through the ATJ pathway,” said Philippe Haffner, CEO, Haffner Energy. “We are thrilled to be working with LanzaJet and provide together a solution compatible with European mandates thanks to our combined technologies.”

The project will have an initial capacity of 30,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) per year, with the possibility of tripling production.

Paris-Vatry SAF is the first in a series of new SAF projects with Haffner Energy’s solutions.

The company said that the decision to go with ATJ technology was because it is one of the two most advanced pathways for ASTM-approved SAF production.

“Decarbonising aviation is a global mission for us at LanzaJet, and this partnership with Haffner Energy at Paris-Vatry showcases the versatility of our ATJ technology platform to address a range of low-carbon, sustainable feedstocks,” says Jimmy Samartzis, CEO, LanzaJet.

“We’re excited about our work with Haffner Energy as it brings the best of the Lanza companies forward as an integrated, revolutionary solution – gas fermentation with LanzaTech to produce ethanol and LanzaJet to transform that ethanol into SAF.”

Haffner said that SAFNOCA, biomass-agnostic solution developed in house, complies with the EU regulations to source sustainable feedstocks.

The company said that by using the ATJ pathway, syngas produced by SAFNOCA will converted into ethanol using LanzaTech’s carbon recycling technology, then into SAF using LanzaJet’s ATJ technology.

In addition, Haffner Energy will target residual and local biomass to build a sustainable project that fuels the circular economy and benefits the community.