Innovative technologies for the production of sustainable fuel selected by HyCOgen and FT CANS, Repsol and Aramco for the Bilbao synthetic fuel plant

– Repsol and Aramco synthetic fuel plant Bilbo making green hydrogen and CO2 one of the world’s leading sources of sustainable synthetic fuels

– Technologies developed by Johnson Matthey and bp enable the production of very low-emission fuels

LONDON, May 25, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Johnson Matthey, a world leader in sustainable technology, and bp, an international energy company, have announced the joint development of pioneering Fischer Tropsch (FT). DOGS ™ technology and Johnson Matthey’s innovative reverse water gas change technology, HyCOgenAramco and Repsol have been selected for use in a new synthetic fuel plant Bilbao, Spain.

The plant will be the first to use renewable hydrogen (green) and CO2 as its only raw material. It will be launched in 2024, with a launch capacity of more than 2,100 tonnes per year. It will produce durable synthetic fuel that can be blended into the engines, planes and boats of existing road vehicles.

This is the second license signed by FT LATAK technology, developed in conjunction with bp, to deliver significant environmental and operational benefits. Synthetic gas (syngas), which is emitted from industrial emissions, from direct air capture, from solid urban waste or from other renewable biomass, is converted into long-chain hydrocarbons suitable for the production of diesel and jet fuels.

This is the first license Johnson Matthey has just launched HyCOgen technology, which uses a catalyzed process to convert CO2 and green hydrogen into carbon monoxide (CO), which is then combined with the addition of hydrogen to form singasa. Coupling HyCOgen and FT LATAK the technologies offer a scalable end process, optimized for high conversion efficiency, enabling the production of good quality synthetic crude oil.

Aramco Chief Technology Officer Ahmad Al-KhowaiterHe said: “This agreement supports our work to develop low-emission transport solutions, and we are excited about the potential. Converting CO2 into a low-carbon synthetic fuel can significantly help reduce transport emissions and, through this strategy, leverage innovative technologies. we want to unlock the full potential of both sustainable fuels and chemicals and prove their competitiveness. “

Adriana OrejasRepsol’s Director of Industrial Transformation and Deep Tech said: “Development Bilbo Synthetic fuels, where sustainable synthetic fuels will be produced, are an important step in our commitment to be a Clean Zero Emission company by 2050, in line with climate goals. Paris according to COP21. Coupling Johnson Matthey, a trusted and proven world-leading technologist, HyCOgen and FT LATAK The technology allows us to demonstrate the entire value chain for the production of sustainable fuel from CO2 and renewable hydrogen as a special raw material, forming Repsol’s portfolio of low-carbon fuel alternatives. “

Noemie TurnerThe Director of Technology Development and Marketing at bp said: “Repsol and Aramco choose to adopt a jointly developed FT license. LATAK technology recognizes great science and engineering. This is based on Fulcrum Bioenergy’s first license, further demonstrating the key role of technology in sustainable fuel production. “

Jane ToogoodJohnson Matthey, general manager of the sector, said: “Yes, when it comes to licensing HyCOgen and FT LATAK technologies for them Bilbo The plant, Repsol and Aramco have recognized the potential of this pioneering solution and have shown that we are a reliable partner in sustainable fuel technology. “

Scalability of the combined HyCOgen and FT LATAK solutions allow for cost-effective implementation across a wide range of project sizes. Both technologies can be licensed independently.

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