The Anonymous Widower

With Southwest Airlines Deal, Velocys Presells 100% Of The Output From Its US Biobased Jet Fuel Project

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the American Chemical Society.

This is the first paragraph.

The biofuel maker Velocys has signed jet fuel purchase agreements with Southwest Airlines and International Airlines Group. Velocys says it now has agreements for the entire output of the facility it plans to open in Mississippi in 2026. The plant, known as Bayou Fuels, will use gasification and Fischer-Tropsch chemistry to make the fuel from wood waste. It will be fitted with carbon-capture equipment from Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, making its fuel net-negative in CO2 emissions. The two airlines have also agreed to buy the resulting greenhouse gas.

Note that the technology is net-negative in carbon dioxide emissions.

This must be a short-term route to decarbonise existing aviation.


November 22, 2021 - Posted by | Energy | , , , , , ,


  1. You know I find the Stock Market a strange place at times, Velocys have recently had a decent run with positive press announcements yet within the last 5 days of trading the share price has fallen over 18%.

    Comment by fammorris | November 22, 2021 | Reply

  2. I wonder how much CO2 is going to be captured and hidden somewhere?

    Comment by chilterntrev | November 22, 2021 | Reply

    • I suspect that in a few years, a lot of it will have secondary uses, as there are a lot of researchers looking on ways to bury it in food or new forms of building material. It’s also a good fire extinguisher.

      Comment by AnonW | November 22, 2021 | Reply

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