German Government Funds New SAF Production Development

 - November 16, 2022, 12:12 PM

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) has awarded €3.1 million in development funding to a consortium of five companies that are working to establish technology for a new methanol-to-sustainable aviation fuel (M2SAF) production pathway.

The five companies that make up the M2SAF Consortium: BASF, Thyssenkrupp, OMV, DLR, and ASG span the entire value chain and have joined forces to create a process that will allow the production of drop-in sustainable aviation fuel using methanol sustainably produced from carbon dioxide and green hydrogen. Plans call for the integration of the system into existing production facilities.

“We are pleased to see the bundled know-how and the initiative of the renowned industrial companies in the M2SAF consortium, companies who want to jointly drive innovation and technologies to effectively support the decarbonization of air transport and thereby the climate goals of our federal government,” said BMDV state secretary Oliver Luksic. “The fact that the development project plans to use existing industrial facilities promises a quick realization of the M2SAF project, along with scalability of production to industrial levels.”