US Solena Fuels plans bio-based jet fuel refinery in Germany

13 September 2012 14:02  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Solena Fuels plans to build a refinery in eastern Germany to produce bio-based synthetic paraffinic kerosene for Germany’s airline Lufthansa, the US-based firm said on Thursday.

The plant in Schwedt, northeast of Berlin, would convert more than 520,000 tonnes/year of waste biomass into jet fuel, diesel fuel and electricity, Solena said.

Solena added that it signed a memorandum of understanding with Lufthansa on the project. The airline would use the fuel as a “drop-in, certified jet fuel with the aim to be prospectively used on commercial flights,” Solena said.

Financial details and timelines for construction or completion were not disclosed.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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