NextChem to provide technology for DG Fuels’ SAF plant in Louisiana

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MAIRE announced that NEXTCHEM, through its subsidiary MyRechemical, has been awarded a licensing contract by DG Fuels Louisiana to supply technology for their sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant in Louisiana, USA.

“This landmark award confirms the reliability of our technologies and the role of MAIRE as a key player to enable the industry decarbonisation through circular solutions in a strategic market such as the United States, and globally,” said Alessandro Bernini, CEO, MAIRE.

The plant, expected to be operational in 2028, will produce 450m liters of SAF per year from residual biomass and a small amount of municipal waste.

MyRechemical will provide the gasification and gas treatment units that can process 1m tons of bagasse, sugar cane trash and pulp annually – the first step in SAF production.

The agreement includes supplying proprietary equipment for the gasification package, with the option for a modular construction approach to reduce on-site risks, along with technical services.

This project aligns with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Fuels & Products Shot initiative, aiming to decrease aviation industry emissions by large-scale SAF production. Additionally, the SAF produced qualifies for the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to help airlines meet carbon reduction targets.

DG Fuels Louisiana is part of DG Fuels, a US-based company focused on renewable hydrogen and biogenic sustainable aviation fuels.

Earlier this month, KT-Kinetics Technology, another subsidiary of MAIRE that benefits from NEXTCHEM’s expertise, secured a $400m contract earlier in June to construct an HVO complex in Germany.

This plant will produce renewable diesel and SAF using sustainable feedstocks.

The complex, located inside the HOLBORN refinery in Hamburg, is expected to be operational in early 2027 and will produce 220,000 tons per year of high-quality renewable diesel and SAF from waste and residues.