Global Bioenergies join aireg to make jet fuel from sugar

Global Bioenergies joins the Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany (aireg) network to work on making jet fuel from sugar.

Siegfried Knecht, Chairman of aireg: “We are very excited about Global Bioenergies’ membership in our initiative. Thanks to the leadership of Global Bioenergies, we will witness the production of renewable jet fuel for the first time in Germany.

“The proprietary technology allows the conversion of sugars into jet fuel, including sugars derived from waste wood and straw. Only through the vision and dedication of companies like Global Bioenergies, will we be able to achieve our goal to provide 10% of the German jet fuel demand based on climate-friendly alternatives by 2025.“

Thomas Buhl, Head of Business Development at Global Bioenergies, adds: “Isododecane, is among the very few viable options for bio-jetfuel. It is obtained through the trimerization of isobutene, a well-known industrial process.

“We are planning on producing soon our first bio-jetfuel batches using bio-isobutene produced at our industrial pilot facility and are looking forward to working together with aireg and its other members on different topics such as the route towards certification.”

Aireg is a group of organizations that support the production and use of such alternative aviation fuels. Global Bioenergies is and the only company in Europe that is developing a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation

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