New jet fuel paves the way to green flying – Swedish Biofuels participant in FAA project
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (5 Dec, 2011) – Swedish Biofuels AB, the high-tech alternative energy
company from Sweden, announces its participation in a U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) grant for an Alcohol to Jet Project. The project is aimed at
accelerating the commercial availability of next generation alternative aviation fuel.
The project is primed by Swedish Biofuels partner LanzaTech, which has formed a team also
including Imperium Renewables, Battelle Pacific Northwest Division and Michigan Technological
University. It will combine Swedish Biofuels advanced processes for the conversion of alcohols
into fully synthetic, drop-in jet fuels with LanzaTech’s unique gas fermentation process for
converting waste gas resources to ethanol. The combined result is that Swedish Biofuels and
LanzaTech will produce jet fuel from industrial off gases, a completely new, non-food resource.