Fulcrum BioEnergy NorthPoint, UK



Project: Fulcrum BioEnergy NorthPoint, UK – 83.7kt/y of SAF from municipal solid waste

Location: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, UK
Feedstock: Municipal solid waste – black bin waste
Process: Fischer-Tropsch technology
Partner: Essar Oil UK

SAF Production Start: 2027
Annual SAF production target: 83.7kt/y of SAF

Funding: UK Government £16,764,000 in December 2022, £1.37m in December 2021


February 2021 comments:

Stein Ivar Bye, Chief Executive Officer, Essar Oil UK, commented:

Stanlow has produced high quality energy products for over 60 years and we intend to remain a key national supplier of energy for the UK into the future. Our sights are firmly set on helping to drive the UK’s decarbonisation strategy. This landmark development supports our long term sustainability ambition to deliver the energy solutions of the future and position Stanlow as the UK’s leading sustainable aviation fuel hub. It also complements the announcement last month regarding a blue hydrogen development at Stanlow as part of the HyNet project. Together, these initiatives will help diversify the refinery in a greener direction, and help achieve the UK’s decarbonisation goals.

Patrick Walters, Chief Executive Officer, Stanlow Terminals Limited, said:

This landmark announcement of our partnership with Fulcrum after our first year of operations is an excellent example of why Stanlow Terminals Limited was established. By offering efficient low carbon logistics solutions to develop third party business we support diversification of the traditional refinery business and become a fundamental part of the UK drive to become carbon neutral.

Jeff Ovens, Managing Director, UK & Europe Fulcrum, added:

We are excited to be announcing this project, located within one of the UK’s most important energy producing assets, which will help reduce the burden on landfills and industry’s reliance on fossil fuels. Utilising the world class facilities available at Essar, including the impressive jet fuel storage facility at Stanlow Terminals Limited and direct pipeline to UK airports, Fulcrum, along with its current and future investors, will be able to build and operate its facility more efficiently and sets the ‘gold standard’ for SAF production by fully integrating its new, low carbon fuel technology directly within an existing refinery.


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