07 Nov 2022 TÜRKİYE’S FIRST SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL (SAF) TO BE PRODUCED IN IZMIR WITH THE LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN TÜPRAŞ AND HONEYWELL
Tüpraş will license Honeywell UOP Ecofining technology to produce biofuels from feedstocks such as used cooking oil and waste animal fat at their refinery in İzmir, Türkiye. The new Ecofining plant is being designed to convert approximately 8,300 barrels per day of waste feeds/feedstocks to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable diesel, and other products. Biofuels will play a significant role in the decarbonization of the aviation industry. Tüpraş aims to process 400,000 tons of bio feedstock by 2030, triple its SAF production capacity by 2035, and become the largest SAF supplier in Türkiye. Described as the clean energy capital of Türkiye, İzmir is expected also play a leading role in SAF production with this investment.
Serdar Kemaloğlu, Assistant General Manager at Tüpraş for Technical Affairs, said, “As Tüpraş, we have set out to become carbon neutral by 2050, as we expand into new sustainable business areas. A large portion of our investments will be allocated to new energy sources such as SAF, green hydrogen, and zero-carbon electricity. In line with our future roadmap, Tüpraş selected Honeywell Ecofining technology to produce SAF from plant and animal-based waste feedstocks because it produces high yields of high-value renewable products.”
“This project is the first awarded in Türkiye and is significant because renewable fuels from waste feedstocks are the key to reducing the refining industry’s carbon footprint and meeting regulatory compliance. We, as Honeywell, are proud to be implementing this technology, which we pioneered, for the first time in our country, together with Tüpraş,” said Uygar Doyuran, Honeywell Türkiye President.