SAF + Renewable Diesel Project Hits Key Milestone

Jet Zero Australia has executed a licence and engineering agreement with US company LanzaJet that will allow it to progress development of ‘Project Ulysses’, a North Queensland plant that will convert bioethanol into sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel.

It will be the first plant in the country to employ LanzaJet’s alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) technology to transform agricultural by-products sourced from sustainable origins into 102 million litres of SAF and 11 million litres of renewable diesel annually – equivalent to the annual jet fuel demands for Cairns and Townsville airports.

Furthermore, the SAF produced at the facility has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions on commercial flights by approximately 70 per cent on a net lifecycle.

Beyond environmental benefits the project is set to make a substantial impact on North Queensland, generating more than 100 skilled jobs and creating supply chain opportunities in the region.

LanzaJet recently held the grand opening of the world’s first ethanol-to-SAF plant – based in the United States, which will serve as a blueprint for ‘Project Ulysses’ in Australia.

Jet Zero Australia and LanzaJet have executed an agreement that will allow it to progress development of a North Queensland plant that will convert bioethanol into SAF and renewable diesel

Queensland Premier Steven Miles says North Queensland is in a unique position to provide feedstock for this project.

The Queensland Government has provided $760,000 towards a project feasibility study.

“This is another big step towards 1,000 construction jobs and 100 refinery jobs, bringing opportunities for agriculture, aviation, defence, and tourism,” he says.

“Queensland’s renewable energy advantage means we can protect and grow regional jobs in high-tech sectors like sustainable jet fuel.”

Jet Zero CEO Ed Mason says execution of the two key agreements with LanzaJet will not only allow the project to move forward to final investment decision, but more importantly cement a long-standing relationship with a key partner to the project.

“We thank LanzaJet along with our project partners Qantas and Airbus in making this possible,” he says.

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