Orlen signed an agreement with a Japanese company on the production of aviation fuel

Orlen and Yokogawa Europe have signed an agreement on the industrial production of CO2-neutral products2 synthetic aviation fuels.

The aim of the agreement is to optimize the technological process that enables the synthesis of fuel from carbon dioxide and green hydrogen.

“Collaboration with Yokogawa is a milestone in the implementation of Orlen’s strategic ambitions to launch synthetic fuel production. The project we will implement together will allow the development of a detailed process for the production of such fuels on an industrial scale. We are already working on it. “Working together with our Japanese partner in optimizing refining processes and petrochemicals. I am pleased that such a competent and proven partner will support the development of Orlen’s new business line,” said company president Daniel Obajtek, quoted in the press release.

As part of the collaboration, Orlen and Yokogawa will develop an integrated synthetic fuel production system. The project will consist of creating a virtual replica of the production plant, a so-called “digital twin”, which will allow the simulation and optimization of production processes to select the most profitable and environmentally sustainable synthesis method. This solution will be applied in a new plant for the production of synthetic fuels, which will be built at the end of 2030, the material indicates.

As the company emphasizes, synthetic fuels are crucial to making air transport climate neutral, and their production does not require fossil raw materials. The company’s goal is to increase the production capacity of this type of fuel to the level of 70,000 by the end of 2030. tons per year.

How are ecological fuels made?

Sustainable synthetic fuels are created by combining hydrogen produced by electrolysis, powered by renewable energy, with carbon dioxide molecules from a variety of industrial processes, including biomass plants, cement plants, steel mills and fertilizer plants. For example, the production of synthetic fuels can significantly reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions.

“Thanks to the collaboration with Orlen, we will accelerate the achievement of emissions neutrality in the aviation industry. Together we will create innovative, integrated and highly autonomous digital systems,” said Yokogawa Europe President Takayuki Matsubara.

Yokogawa already provides comprehensive solutions for the Orlen Group, including automation technology, software for modeling refining and petrochemical processes, and tools for optimizing energy consumption in production plants.

Source: Do Rzeczy