Sasol joins aireg initiative for production and use of sustainable aviation fuels
Sasol opens next chapter of sustainable aviation with affordable and accredited sustainable aviation fuels at large industrial scale.
Hamburg and Berlin, 12 April 2022 – Global chemicals and energy company Sasol has joined aireg, the Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany. Sasol just recently launched its new business unit Sasol ecoFT. The company has been bundling over 70 years of experience with the Fischer-Tropsch process for producing synthetic fuels and is offering a key building block for more sustainable aviation. E-fuels are made, for example, from carbon dioxide and hydrogen using renewable energy and thus have the potential to contribute to decarbonizing aviation.
Sasol intends to not only leverage its leading Fischer-Tropsch technology position to other members of the initiative, but also to companies across the value chain to help them achieve their decarbonization targets.
Melanie Form, member of the aireg board and managing director, says about the membership: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Sasol as a new member of aireg. Sasol has proven expertise with the Fischer-Tropsch process, a process for the production of synthetic fuels, and thus extends our competence along the entire value chain of sustainable aviation fuels. Together with our members, we look forward to continue promoting the de-fossilization of the aviation industry.”
Dr. Helge Sachs, Senior Vice President Sasol ecoFT, says about the new membership: “Sasol is proud to join forces with aireg to open the next chapter of sustainable aviation with affordable and accredited sustainable aviation fuels at large industrial scale. We are committed to be an active member throughout this journey and leverage our cutting-edge Fischer-Tropsch technology. Our new business unit Sasol ecoFT gives us the means to fulfill Sasol’s purpose of innovating for a better world.”
About aireg e.V:
aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V. was founded in 2011 as an association of companies and organizations from industry, research and science. As a non-profit initiative, aireg is committed to the availability and use of renewable energies in aviation in order to achieve the ambitious CO₂ reduction targets of the aviation industry. The members come from all areas of the value chain of renewable energies for aviation: This ranges from research at universities and large research institutions, plant manufacturers and operators, biorefineries, the petroleum industry, engine and aircraft manufacturers, government organizations, non-governmental organizations and airports to airlines. The industrial members cover a broad international spectrum from start-ups to large corporations.
Sasol Ltd. is a global chemicals and energy company headquartered in South Africa with approximately 29,000 employees in 23 countries. Harnessing unique knowledge and expertise to integrate sophisticated technologies and processes into world-scale operating facilities, Sasol safely and sustainably source, produce and market a range of high-quality products in 23 countries, creating value for stakeholders. Sasol’s purpose “Innovating for a better world” drives delivering on triple bottom line outcomes of People, Planet and Profit, responsibly; always with the intent to be a force for good.
With annual revenues of US$13 billion and a market capitalization of $US11 billion, Sasol’s common shares are traded on the Johannesburg and New York stock exchanges.
Sasol is composed of three business units: Chemicals, Energy, and Sasol ecoFT. Sasol ecoFT brings to customers Sasol’s undisputed global leadership in Fischer-Tropsch technology, backed by 70+ years of experience in producing FT fuels and chemicals, the world’s largest installed FT capacity and unmatched intellectual property portfolio. Sasol ecoFT leverages Sasol’s proprietary technology, know-how and expertise to produce sustainable fuels and chemicals from green hydrogen and sustainable carbon sources, via the Power-to-Liquids (PtL) process.
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