SOPERTON, Ga., Feb. 4, 2024 ~ On January 24, 2024, LanzaJet, a leading sustainable fuels technology company and producer, made history by opening the world's first ethanol to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production facility. The grand opening ceremony was attended by government officials, industry leaders, partners, and supporters who gathered to witness this groundbreaking achievement.

Located in Georgia, USA, the LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels facility is capable of producing 10 million gallons of SAF and renewable diesel per year. This production will be achieved using low carbon and certified ethanol that meets both U.S. and global standards. The facility serves as a blueprint for future SAF production and aligns with LanzaJet's goal of producing 1 billion gallons of SAF by 2030.

The CEO of LanzaJet, Jimmy Samartzis, expressed his excitement about this historic milestone. He credited the collaboration between industry players, government agencies, and funders for making this achievement possible. Samartzis also highlighted the versatility of their technology in terms of feedstock options, efficiency, and economics that enable global scalability.

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The event was graced by high-profile guests such as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk. Both officials emphasized the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to promoting sustainable practices in all sectors of the economy. Secretary Vilsack praised LanzaJet's facility for its potential to accelerate the growth of the SAF industry while creating new economic opportunities for producers.

The opening ceremony also featured representatives from LanzaJet's shareholders including British Airways, LanzaTech, Mitsui & Co., Shell, and Suncor Energy. These companies have been instrumental in supporting LanzaJet's vision for a more sustainable aviation industry. Additionally, funders such as Microsoft's Climate Innovation Fund, Breakthrough Energy, and All Nippon Airways (ANA) were recognized for their contributions towards this project.

The LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels facility is a significant step towards decarbonizing the aviation industry. With its innovative technology and commitment to sustainability, LanzaJet is poised to play a crucial role in achieving a greener future for air travel. This achievement serves as a testament to the power of collaboration and determination in tackling climate change.
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