Total, Eneos collaborate on 100 mgy SAF unit at refinery in Yokohama, Japan
French multinational petroleum giant Total Energies and Japanese oil company Eneos Corp. announced a collaboration April 14 to jointly conduct a feasibility study to assess the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Eneos’ Negishi Refinery in Yokohama, Japan.
The companies have already started to conduct the study for feedstock procurement and production of SAF related to this project. The proposed unit, whose capacity would be approximately 100 million gallons of SAF per year, would process waste or residue including used cooking oil and animal fat. The two companies are considering establishing a new joint venture to produce SAF.
This collaboration would leverage the companies’ respective areas of expertise for SAF supply-chain development in Japan in 2025, including Total Energies’ experience in feedstock procurement and SAF production, and Eneos’ available production, loading and unloading facilities at the Negishi Refinery, which is located in the largest aviation-fuel demand area in Japan, and its marketing network of aviation fuel in Japan.
The Japanese government has set a target of 10 percent SAF use by 2030.