Large scale bio electro jet fuel production integration at CHP-plant in Östersund, Sweden

The aviation sector needs transition to climate-neutral energy carriers such as renewable fuels. Considering a future scarcity in biomass-based biofuels, electrofuels from renewable feedstocks is an attractive option. Bio electro jet fuel (BEJF) integrated production at combined heat and power (CHP) plants in northern Sweden, where renewable electricity supply is plentiful and growing, has a currently untapped potential that can be used for greater synergy in existing heat and power production while at the same time significantly reducing the climate impact for future air-travel.

Summary

This document reports the findings of the project “Large scale bio electro jet fuel production integration at CHP-plant in Östersund, Sweden”. BEJF is an electrofuel produced in a synthesis process where biogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main carbon source and hydrogen from electrolysis of water using renewable electricity is the main energy source. The project is a feasibility study for a factory for such fuel located at Jämtkraft's facility for CHP in Östersund. Thus, the aim of the project is to assess the feasibility for producing renewable aviation fuel at a specific location considering and evaluating e.g., different processes, operations and integrations, costs, environmental impact, business models and actors.

IVL The Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Jämtkraft (JK), Chalmers University (CU), Lund University (LU), Nordic Initiative for Sustainable Aviation (NISA), and Fly Green Fund (FGF) have been the primary implementers in this project. Other project stakeholders (AFAB, and The Power Region), have provided relevant data to the various working groups. The project has included experimental work, modelling and calculations, as well as literature-based studies but not the construction of any facilities.

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Last updated: 2021-05-05

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