Twelve & US Air Force produce First Batch of E-Jet® Fuel from CO2
Carbon transformation company Twelve announced it has produced the first fossil-free jet fuel called E-Jet® from carbon dioxide (CO2).
This project was supported through funding from the U.S. Air Force, and produced fuel globally applicable for both commercial and military aviation. Global aviation produces 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions per year and represents one of the hardest-to-abate sectors.
Twelve’s jet fuel, produced using its carbon transformation technology in partnership with Emerging Fuels Technology, is a fossil-free fuel that offers a drop-in replacement for petrochemical-based alternatives without any changes to existing plane design or commercial regulations. Twelve’s proprietary technology extends beyond fuels, and also transforms CO2 into critical chemicals and materials that are conventionally made from fossil fuels. It can scale to fit any need and offers an energy-efficient alternative to biofuels, which require significant amounts of land and energy to produce. The process is powered by clean low-carbon electricity, and is a promising route towards carbon-neutral aviation. Creating jet fuel from CO2 enables the Air Force to increase energy independence and reduce risk in fuel logistics without compromising on fuel quality or reliability.
Twelve worked in partnership with the Air Force’s Operational Energy office through a joint contract with AFWERX, a program office at the Air Force Research Laboratory, and SBIR, the Small Business Innovation Research program.
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