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Sustainable air fuel plant looks for long-term residual waste contracts

Saudi Arabian engineering construction company Alfanar is to develop a £1.5bn waste-to-sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facility at Teesside, in what it said would be the world’s largest such plant.

It is “now seeking waste feedstock suppliers from across the UK” from local authorities and waste businesses.

The partnership said the fuel produced could be used in existing aircraft engines and refuelling infrastructure with no modifications.


The prospect of 2 million tonnes per annum of mixed waste being diverted to jet fuel production adds to the overcapacity issue identified by UK Without Incineration Network and increasingly acknowledged by the industry.

Interesting to note that the incineration industry is obviously concerned about competition from waste to jet fuel projects, as per: