DG Fuels (DGF), a supplier of cellulosic drop-in sustainable aviation gas (SAF), signed a multi-year SAF offtake settlement with Air France KLM for as much as 60,408 metric tons (21 million gallons) per 12 months from DGF’s preliminary plant to be positioned in Louisiana.
The contract is anticipated to make Air France KLM DGF’s largest European airline buyer and lays the groundwork for growth of this business relationship as DGF scales up manufacturing on the Louisiana and extra deliberate SAF manufacturing crops to be positioned in the USA and past.
The minimal 10-year deal will scale back lifecycle emissions by as much as 340,647 metric tons of carbon dioxide per 12 months, starting with the primary anticipated SAF deliveries in 2026.
In complete, the definitive offtake settlement covers as much as 604,086 metric tons (210 million gallons) of SAF, leading to life cycle emission discount of as much as 3,406,470 metric tons over the preliminary time period of the settlement.
Schematic of DGFuels Sustainable Aviation Gas Course of
The premise of DGF’s built-in gas and vitality expertise is the confirmed Fischer-Tropsch course of. DGF’s methodology modifies the established Fischer-Tropsch system with a number of mechanisms that may lower the CO2 life-cycle emissions and scale back the amount of feed-stock required. These adjustments get rid of the necessity for carbon sequestration and scale back the system’s feed-stock dealing with prices and complexity. Moreover, DGF’s manufacturing methodology produces ASTM licensed direct substitute gas with better gas density, decrease particulate and NOx emissions.
The feed-stock discount is achieved primarily by supplementing the method with oxygen and hydrogen produced by water electrolysis models which might be powered by clear wind and photo voltaic generated electrical energy. DGF replaces the coal gasification utilized by others with biomass gasification and pure gasoline reforming. This simplifies implementation and additional reduces new carbon emissions created within the course of.
DGF’s patented system design is anticipated to have a carbon depth (CI) rating of -39 grams per megajoule—140% decrease than typical Jet A. DGF’s SAF method additionally has the next vitality density than typical Jet A, offering airline clients with operational benefits along with the environmental advantages.
DGF’s gas manufacturing system depends totally on cellulosic waste merchandise equivalent to timber trimmings from the logging trade and renewable vitality equivalent to wind and photo voltaic. The DGF excessive carbon conversion effectivity gas manufacturing technique meets the very best RSB or ISSC requirements of environmental gas manufacturing. DGF’s cellulosic feedstock doesn’t impair meals provide and is basically water impartial. Water electrolysis for inexperienced hydrogen provide is sourced principally from byproduct water created by the remainder of DGF’s gas manufacturing course of and powered by renewables.
With this settlement Air France and KLM now be a part of DGF’s three different disclosed and undisclosed launch clients underneath binding agreements totaling over 130 million gallons per 12 months.
—Christopher J. Chaput, President and CFO of DG Fuels
The mission is being undertaken by bio-fuels trade chief Black & Veatch, which is performing feasibility, early engineering, and environmental allowing work in addition to engineering, procurement and building (EPC) execution.