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SAF One appoints engineering firm Kent to perform tech-license review for its 1st SPK project

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Engineering firm Kent announced Feb. 22 that SAF One, a platform focused on the development of global sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) solutions, has selected the Dubai-based engineering company to carry out a technology-licensing review for SAF One’s first synthetic paraffinic kerosene (SPK) production plant.


Kent said this announcement further underscores the company’s commitment to support the aviation sector with scalable SAF options.


This is supported by a joint dedication to sustainability and technological innovation on the part of both companies.


With the application of Kent’s process-optimization experience in technology integration and project management, the engineering firm said SAF One is excited to fast track the development and commercialization of sustainable aviation fuels, setting new benchmarks in time to market performance while delivering high-quality engineered facilities for the production of low-carbon fuels.


“This appointment of Kent for a licensor evaluation marks a key milestone in the development of our first dedicated SPK plant,” said Jeff Ovens, chief operating officer for SAF One. “A successful SPK project starts with good engineering and a thorough assessment of available processes and technologies to ensure a safe, efficient, reliable and ultimately bankable project. I am confident that Kent’s history and proficiency in such evaluations will enhance our initiatives, helping us to provide innovative, scalable solutions tailored to the aviation industry’s changing demands.”


Chris Avison, vice president of business development at Kent, added, “We are delighted to have been selected by SAF One to support their strategic goal of producing low-carbon fuels from their first dedicated SPK plant. Kent’s proven expertise in selecting and integrating cutting-edge technologies, coupled with our track record of safely delivering complex process plants, positions us to effectively guide the technology-licensing review process. This award aligns with Kent’s purpose to be a catalyst for energy transition and an exciting addition to our low-carbon projects portfolio.”


By joining forces with Kent, SAF One aims to leverage the firm’s extensive experience and resources in the petrochemical and renewables space to drive meaningful change within the aviation sector.


“Together, both parties are devoted to accelerating the process of adopting sustainable aviation fuels to contribute to a more sustainable and resilient future of aviation,” Kent stated.

Last May, Novus Aviation Capital launched SAF One to provide the aviation industry with circular-economy solutions.


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