Video: Green aviation fuel from CO2 waste gasS. Himmelstein | February 25, 2022
A research consortium formed in Portugal will explore the feasibility of producing sustainable alternative aviation fuel by capturing and converting the carbon dioxide emitted at a municipal waste incineration facility.
The Waste-to-Jet project launched by LIPOR (Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto), P2X Europe and Veolia seeks to demonstrate the recovery and utilization of CO2 at the LIPOR municipal waste-to-energy unit. The biogenic portion of CO2, or 60% of the emissions generated by incineration, will be extracted and purified.
Up to 100,000 tons of biogenic CO2 can be captured and converted into synthetic hydrocarbons or e-fuels and then transformed into green synthetic products, including e-kerosene, e-diesel and chemicals. The carbon capture technology will be integrated with the energy recovery facility, producing near-zero or negative CO2 electricity, improving the environmental and energy balance of municipal waste recovery.
Project developers expect the alternative fuel production technology to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, in line with Portugal's energy and climate policies and its 2050 carbon neutrality targets.