Axens and Idemitsu pave the way of Sustainable Aviation Fuel production in Japan with Alcohol-to-Jet solution

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Idemitsu selected Axens’ Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) technology for its first Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) project in Japan, contributing to Japan energy transitions in the field of aviation.

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Axens ATJ solution is a process by which either 1G or advanced bioethanol (2G) is converted to SAF via different steps. It associates technologies with a proven commercial track record of over 100 reference units operated with similar homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts. 

This project is commissioned by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

Axens is the only supplier able to provide technology, catalysts and associated services including domestic technical support. This project is a first ATJ project for us. We are already working with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in order to follow the SAF roadmap defined by Japanese government. We are thrilled to reach this goal by collaborating with Axens reliable solutions and looking forward for a long term partnership!
Junzo Yamamoto
Idemitsu Executive Officer Manufacturing & Technology
Axens is honored to work with Idemitsu. Idemitsu is a great company with high level of technical skills towards its growing sustainable ambition.
Xavier Decoodt
Axens ATJ product line Vice President


About Idemitsu

Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. is one of Japan’s leading producers and suppliers of energy. Our global operations, spanning 67 business bases across 20 countries and regions outside of Japan, encompass fuel oils, lubricants, asphalt, oil and gas development, renewable energy, coal and low-carbon solutions, petrochemicals, electronic materials, and agri-bio products.  Founded in 1911, Idemitsu Group has for over a century provided the stable energy supply that is indispensable for industry and daily life.  For more information about Idemitsu Group, click here.


About Axens 

Axens group provides a complete range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels like SAF, the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates, the chemical recycling of plastics and all natural gas treatment and conversion options. The offer includes technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and related services. Axens is ideally positioned to cover the entire value chain, from feasibility study to unit start-up and follow-up throughout the entire unit life cycle. This unique position ensures the highest level of performance with a reduced environmental footprint. Axens global offer is based on highly trained human resources, modern production facilities and an extended global network for industrial, technical supports & commercial services. Axens is an IFP Group company.

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