The electrolyser is set to be installed at LanzaJet’s “alcohol-to-jet” SAF production plant, in Georgia, US, which is said to be the first commercial plant of its kind in the world.

H2 View understands, once at production capacity, the plant will be able to produce up to 10 million gallons of SAF and renewable diesel from sustainable ethanol per year.

Nel has said it expects the equipment to be delivered in the third quarter of 2023.

The LanzaJet order comes just weeks after the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act, which promises to offer tax credits of up to $3 per kilogramme of low carbon hydrogen produced, which many believe could open a new opportunity for hydrogen in the US.

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Dave Wolff, Regional Sales Manager at Nel Hydrogen US, said, “Nel Hydrogen is thrilled to be part of this ground-breaking project with LanzaJet. Electrolysers can produce cost effective hydrogen for green chemical processes, which we expect to accelerate in light of recent production tax credit legislation for low carbon hydrogen.”

Jimmy Samartzis, CEO of LanzaJet, added, “On-site green hydrogen production is an important component of our strategy to produce low carbon sustainable aviation fuel at our facility in Georgia. Working with Nel Hydrogen will enable LanzaJet to further reduce emissions in the aviation sector.”


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