LanzaJet unveils game-changing SAF facility in Georgia: Revolutionizing aviation fuel


LanzaJet, a front-runner in sustainable fuels technology, has inaugurated the LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels facility, a landmark project in the world of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production. This facility in Soperton, Georgia, marks a significant advancement in the aviation industry’s journey towards decarbonization.

Pioneering Ethanol to SAF Technology

The Freedom Pines Fuels plant stands as the world’s first ethanol to SAF production facility, signifying a major leap in sustainable fuel technology. LanzaJet’s proprietary process is recognized globally as a pioneering pathway for converting ethanol into SAF. The facility’s capability to produce 10 million gallons of SAF and renewable diesel annually from sustainable ethanol sets a new standard in the industry.

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Strategic Location and Impact

Strategically located in Soperton, Georgia, the plant represents one of the most promising SAF technologies to reach commercial readiness in nearly a decade. It is positioned to play a critical role in supporting the White House’s SAF Grand Challenge, which aims to supply at least 3 billion gallons of SAF annually by 2030.

Innovative SAF Production by LanzaJet: A Leap Forward in Sustainable Aviation

Innovative SAF Production by LanzaJet: A Leap Forward in Sustainable Aviation

Collaboration and Support

The opening ceremony of Freedom Pines Fuels was graced by government officials, industry leaders, and investors, including U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk. LanzaJet’s shareholders like International Airlines Group (IAG), LanzaTech, Mitsui & Co, Shell, and Suncor Energy, and investors such as the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund, Breakthrough Energy, British Airways, and All Nippon Airways (ANA) were present, demonstrating the widespread support for the project.

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Economic and Environmental Benefits

The SAF produced by LanzaJet will be utilized as drop-in fuel for existing aircraft, contributing to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The technology employed at the facility is capable of reducing emissions by over 70 percent, using a variety of sustainable feedstocks. The project has also been a boon for the local economy in Treutlen County, creating over 250 jobs and generating an estimated $70 million in annual economic activity.

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LanzaJet’s Freedom Pines Fuels facility is a pivotal development in the global effort to tackle climate change and transform the aviation industry. By harnessing innovative ethanol to SAF technology, LanzaJet is not only contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions but is also driving economic growth and job creation. This project exemplifies the potential of sustainable technologies to revolutionize industries and pave the way for a cleaner, greener future.

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