Boosting the future of biojet

The development of biojet fuel is integral to the airline industry’s ambitious goals for carbon neutral growth from 2020 onwards. So, last month we were proud to supply the fuel used on the delivery of Airbus’ first aircraft to be partially powered by sustainable jet fuel.

The A321 for JetBlue departed Mobile in the US on 20 September with 15% sustainable jet fuel in its tanks. The fuel was loaded by Signature Flight Support, who we have also teamed up with to offer its business jet customers carbon neutral fuel by offsetting emissions through our BP Target Neutral programme.

With biojet on the brain, we are also delighted to reveal that BP and Johnson Matthey (a global leader in sustainable technologies) have signed an agreement with Fulcrum BioEnergy to license their Fischer Tropsch (FT) technology. The new technology will support Fulcrum’s drive to convert municipal solid waste into biojet fuel.

It’s been almost two years since we announced our strategic partnership with Fulcrum BioEnergy – pioneers in the development and production of sustainable jet fuel – and this latest announcement marks another major milestone in our journey towards a lower carbon future.

What are the benefits of FT technology? It’s a simple-to-operate, cost-effective and scalable solution that can be used to convert synthesis gas generated from sources such as municipal solid waste and other renewable biomass, into long-chain hydrocarbons suitable for the production of diesel and jet fuels.

Fulcrum will use the technology, which delivers significant environmental and operational benefits, in their new Sierra BioFuels Plant located in Nevada, approximately 20 miles east of Reno.

Fulcrum Sierra BioFuels