The two companies have just signed a letter of intent and will combine the know-how of Vertimass in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production with European Energy’s expertise in renewable energy.
One of the fuels that the latter has relevant experience in is e-methanol.
The pair has already worked on an initial proof of concept and are confident that the project can be commercially viable.
Vertimass CEO Charles Wyman commented on the partnership by saying: “Combining these technologies could not only produce SAFs … but also mitigate climate change by converting CO2 into renewable plastics, thus permanently removing this greenhouse gas from the atmosphere.”
Wyman also added that the goal of the company is to be able to feed e-methanol into their single-stage reactor. That methanol would be synthesised from carbon dioxide with the help of renewable energy generated by European Energy’s tech.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel Lift-off
SAFs have seen increased investing in recent months, with Gevo Inc recently penning a $2.4 billion deal with Kolmar Americas for biofuel.
Kolmar will receive 45 million gallons of renewable fuel annually according to the agreement with Gevo supplying it from their already existing ethanol plants.
Gevo’s fuel is expected to come in two variations – the first will be tailored for use in aviation, while the second will serve as an ingredient for renewable gasoline.