25 Aug 2021
Velocys technology selected for Japanese e-fuels project
Velocys plc (VLS.L), the sustainable fuels technology company, is pleased to announce its Fischer Tropsch (FT) technology has been selected for an e-fuels project by Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO) and its consortium of six leading Japanese companies. E-fuels are a promising set of sustainable fuels synthesised from hydrogen that is generated with renewable power and carbon dioxide that is captured from existing sources or the atmosphere.
Velocys’ role in this e-fuels project demonstrates the diversity of feedstocks that can be used in conjunction with the FT technology.
Alongside TOYO, the other five participating companies include Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., Japan CCS Co., Ltd., and All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. These six companies are being commissioned by the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan jointly to commence a demonstration project. The ultimate goal is the commercialisation of a sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) supply chain based on carbon recycling and regional revitalisation through CO2 recycling.
The global advancement of SAF requires the need for technology, such as that owned by Velocys, to decarbonise aviation and help meet net zero targets. Velocys technology can also enable the production of SAF from sustainable waste and biomass as well as renewable power and CO2 streams (atmospheric and industry) into net zero carbon fuels for the airline industry.
Velocys’ participation in the project remains subject to contract with TOYO, a further announcement will be made in due course.
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For further information, please contact:
Henrik Wareborn, CEO
Andrew Morris, CFO
Lak Siriwardene, Director of Communications & Sustainability
+44 1865 800821
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Hugh Rich (Corporate Broking)
Emma Earl (Corporate Finance)
John Prior (Corporate Finance)
+44 20 7886 2500
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Sarah Mather (Corporate Advisory)
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Notes to Editors
Velocys is an international UK-based sustainable fuels technology company. Velocys developed, designed and now licenses proprietary Fischer-Tropsch technology for the generation of clean, low carbon, synthetic drop-in aviation and road transport fuel from abundant sustainable feedstocks such as residual woody biomass and municipal solid waste. The Velocys technology can also enable the production of sustainable aviation fuel from diverse feedstocks, such as renewable power and CO2 streams (atmospheric and industry), converting them into zero carbon fuels for the airline industry.
Velocys is at present developing two reference projects: one in Natchez, Mississippi, USA (incorporating Carbon Capture and Storage) and one in Immingham, UK, to produce fuels that significantly reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and key exhaust pollutants for aviation and road transport. Originally a spin-out from Oxford University, in 2008 the Company acquired a US company based on complementary reactor technology developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Velocys is headquartered in Oxford in the United Kingdom.