Mitsui & Cosmo Oil to study LanzaJet technology for SAF production in Japan

August 1, 2022 |

In Japan, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd. have agreed to carry out a collaborative study using industry leading technology from LanzaJet, Inc. in preparation for the establishment of a biofuel production facility to make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and establish a new business in Japan.

The new business will combine Cosmo’s track record of safe and stable plant operations, jet fuel quality management, and trading operations in the oil refining business, with Mitsui’s ethanol procurement capabilities and LanzaJet’s proprietary SAF technology, in order to establish a reliable SAF supply chain and create new business in the growing biofuels sector.

Mitsui and Cosmo aim to establish large-scale domestic SAF production operations at Cosmo refineries, using LanzaJet’s proprietary Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) technology. LanzaJet’s ATJ process is a highly efficient technology that can produce up to 90% of its product as SAF and convert nearly all of the carbon from the ethanol to hydrocarbon products. ATJ technology was developed by LanzaJet, Inc., in which Mitsui has invested.

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