The Path to Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC, NWABF, is developing 2nd-generation cellulosic renewable bio-jet fuel refineries with the first project being developed in the Pacific Northwest, Columbia River Corridor. NWABF has assembled a world-class team of expert engineering companies, bio-fuels experts, and 2ND generation technology companies to handle front-end gasification, syngas cleaning and treatment, back-end Fischer-Tropsch, fuel upgrading to premium renewable SAF.

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Better for Forests, Better for the Planet

By using a Woody Bio-Mass havested  from slash on the Forest Floor and Saw Mill residues a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is created that reduces the Carbon Footprint 

of Air Travel while increasing the efficency of the Jet Fuel and reducing the risk of Forest Fires.

What is SAF???

Sustainable aviation biofuel is made by blending conventional kerosene (fossil-based) with renewable hydrocarbon. SAF is certified as “Jet-A1” fuel and can be used without any technical modifications to aircraft. Other terms such as renewable aviation biofuel, renewable jet fuel, alternative fuel, biojet fuel, and sustainable alternative fuel have a similar intended meaning as SAF.

Next Generation Technologies

Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels has brought together a World-Class Team of engineering and technology companies that utilize established, currently in-use 2nd generation technology.  The front-end and back-end technology companies are world-renowned, and their technology is an industry-proven!

The strong mix of world-class companies, such as our; Engineering, Procurement Construction (EPC) partner, the O&M and each Technology Company, etc., brings proven performance on successfully meeting output requirements with verifiable track records and industry success.

NWABF has LOIs in place with feedstock suppliers to develop a large project in the Pacific Northwest with the ability to produce up to 64 million gallons of renewable designer biodiesel jet fuel per year to supply to our off-take Partner - DELTA Air Lines.

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Milestones

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2019

Delta Air Lines to invest $2 million in aviation biofuel feasibility study

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As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Delta Air Lines is investing $2 million to partner with Northwest Advanced Bio-fuels, LLC for the feasibility study of a biofuel production facility to produce sustainable aviation fuel and other biofuel products. The sustainable aviation fuel, expected to be produced in a facility in Washington State, could be used in Delta operations at stations in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. NWABF’s project would utilize wood residue deposits and wood slash lying on forest floors to produce the biofuel, which would qualify under an approved carbonreducing pathway recognized by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM). NWABF plans first delivery of the fuel by the end of 2023. “While Delta continues to take actions toward our long-term goal of reducing carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2050, fuel is a key area where we are examining opportunities 2 to create real sustainability differences and drive accountability across the entire business as we lower our environmental impact,” said Alison Lathrop, Delta’s Managing Director — Global Environment, Sustainability and Compliance. Delta expects the feasibility study to be completed by the middle of 2020.

At that time, Delta will evaluate the next steps in moving forward with the project’s development. “This single project could provide approximately 10 percent of Delta’s annual jet fuel consumption in the West Coast region and, if successful, could become the blueprint for future projects to support Delta’s goal to further reduce its carbon footprint,” said Graeme Burnett, Delta’s Senior Vice President — Fuel Management. “This project has additional environmental benefits because it reduces wood residuals in forests, which can increase potential fire hazards and inhibit future tree growth.” “We are excited to partner with Delta Air Lines in lowering the airline’s carbon footprint and supporting Delta’s sustainability strategy,” said Dave Smoot, Head of Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC. “This project combines proven technologies to produce exceptional quality sustainable aviation fuel on a large scale from renewable feedstock resources.”

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The Evolution and Project History of NWABF

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