Total, Eneos move proposed 100 mgy SAF project from Negishi to Wakayama refinery in Arida, Japan
Total Energies and Eneos Corp. announced Nov. 24 that they will pursue their feasibility study for a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production unit at the Eneos Wakayama refinery in Arida, Japan.
The study was initially planned for the Eneos Negishi refinery, but industrial, technical and competitiveness criteria have led Eneos and Total Energies to select the Wakayama refinery instead.
The proposed unit, with an annual production capacity of approximately 100 million gallons of SAF, would process waste or residue sourced notably from the circular economy, mainly used cooking oil and animal fat.
The partners plan to form a joint venture to produce SAF.
This collaboration will leverage the companies’ respective areas of excellence and expertise to develop mass production of SAF and a sustainable supply chain for SAF in Japan by 2026.