Early this month, the non-profit environmental organisation Atmosfair, in partnership with Lufthansa Group, Lufthansa Cargo and the logistics company Kuehne+Nagel has opened a first of a kind power-to-X plant in northern Germany.
The new plant¸ currently in the commissioning phase is expected to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2022, when eight barrels of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will be produced daily.
The Atmosfair SAF will be produced from water, renewable electricity from nearby wind turbines, waste CO2 from food waste processed at a biogas plant and direct air capture. The synthetic crude will then be transported to the Heide refinery near Hamburg for conversion into Jet A1 for use at Hamburg Airport.
Atmosfair has also planned to offer its fuel to private customers through its website as an addition to its existing carbon offset programme and also through travel agencies. Against this context, more than 5,500 QTA travel agencies across Germany will offer their customers Atmosfair SAF as a voluntary climate add-on to their booked journeys.
More on this new plant in Germany here.