• Ron Kotrba

LanzaJet awards Zeton, Burns & McDonnell EPC contracts for Georgia SAF plant

LanzaJet Inc. has awarded a fixed-price engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Zeton for the fabrication and construction of its first alcohol-to-jet (AtJ) facility in Soperton, Georgia, a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel production facility scaled at 10 million gallons per year called Freedom Pines Fuels. LanzaJet also contracted with Burns & McDonnell to provide the engineering design for the utilities and infrastructure at the site.

LanzaJet says it is deploying a scalable, modular approach to building Freedom Pines Fuels, and Zeton will construct the majority of the modules while the rest will be built by Chemical Design Inc.

According to LanzaJet, the modular approach enables management of fabrication and construction in a controlled environment to closely monitor quality and performance. It also allows testing to be conducted and many aspects of commissioning to be performed before final placement in Georgia.

Module fabrication has begun already, and site construction and utility integration will begin this summer. LanzaJet anticipates production to begin in 2022. Ninety percent of the plant’s output will be SAF while the remaining 10 percent will be renewable diesel.

“Zeton is recognized globally for its engineering excellence and modular construction, while Burns & McDonnell brings world-class engineering services to design the infrastructure to support the plant,” said Jimmy Samartzis, LanzaJet CEO.

Leisl Dukhedin-Lalla, Zeton president and CEO, said, “We are on schedule for phased module delivery to be completed by end of 2022.”

The fixed-price contract with Zeton guarantees plant cost, schedule, and functional performance.

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