Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant Proposed for St. James Parish

VACHERIE, La. (April 10, 2024) – DG Fuels has announced a collaboration with Johnson Matthey and BP to create new technology to be used at the $4 billion sustainable aviation fuel plant it hopes to build in St. James Parish.

The company said the facility would have the capacity to produce 13,000 barrels of fuel per day. This capacity, post-blending, is estimated to fulfill the fuel requirements for more than 30,000 transatlantic flights annually.

“Using Johnson Matthey and BP’s co-developed ‘Fischer Tropsch CANS’ technology allows DG Fuels to scale SAF at a high volume production and competitive prices for the first time ever,” said Michael Darcy, CEO of DG Fuels, in a press release. “This innovation will take DG Fuels’ SAF from the sugar cane fields of Louisiana to cleaner skies all across the world.”

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DG Fuels has partnered with Delta Air Lines, Air France-KLM and Airbus to promote the use of SAF on a global scale.

“The size of this project is truly exciting and would help take the industry closer to wide-scale use of SAF. DG Fuels has ambitious plans and the fact it has secured agreements with major airlines demonstrates there is appetite in the market,” said Maurits van Tol, CEO of catalyst technologies at Johnson Matthey. “Our FT CANS technology enables cost-effective deployment across a wide range of project sizes. We look forward to working with DG Fuels as a long-term partner for SAF production.”

If it comes to fruition, the plant is expected to commence production by 2028.

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“We are extremely excited to be moving forward with Johnson Matthey to execute our unique strategy of high carbon conversion,” said Christopher J. Chaput, president of DG Fuels. “With this technology, we will create a product that is responsibly made and can be immediately substituted for conventional aviation fuel with no engine adaptations. This partnership is a significant boost to help the aviation industry reach its climate goals.”

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