Supporting a cleaner, greener transportation industry through the application of science and technology
Transforming waste and renewable gas into sustainable fuels
The development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) is essential to reducing overall carbon emissions.
The UK aviation industry has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050. While lighter, more efficiently powered aircraft are being developed, current aircraft, which will remain in operation until the 2030s, need to be less reliant on unsustainable fossil fuels.
Up to 70% of global emissions from the aviation industry can be reduced if fossil fuels are replaced by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) derived from feedstocks that include waste. However, many of the existing solutions for SAF production, primarily developed in the US, have not been compatible with the renewable feedstocks available in the UK.
We're supporting the global push to replace fossil fuels with less carbon-intensive alternatives by harnessing our gas fermentation technology and expertise to help deliver more sustainable aviation fuel. At our world-leading facility, we are exploring processes to capture waste industrial greenhouse gases and renewable gas, and transforming them into aviation fuel that could contribute to a reduction of up to 70% in CO emissions across the fuel lifecycle. Our current cross-sector collaborations will help prove this fuel's viability and explore the optimal route to bringing these fuels to market, establishing the UK as a significant innovator in the sustainable aviation fuel space.
How we can help
Partnering with CPI provides you with access to a wealth of expertise and technologies that can support sustainable aviation fuel.
Unique gas fermentation
Process scale -up & scale down
Pilot and demo scale fermentation
Modelling & simulation
Process engineering design
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