French engineering and technology company Technip Energies has won the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract from Arcadia eFuels for the world’s first commercial eFuels facility for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) production in Vordingborg, Denmark.

Pre-FEED and early works were recently concluded, with the parties aiming to support plant startup in 2026, the company said in a statement.

Arcadia eFuels will use renewable electricity, water, and biogenic carbon dioxide to produce eFuels that can be used in traditional engines and supplied to the market in existing liquid fuel infrastructures.

The eFuels plant will produce approximately 80,000 MTPA of eJet Fuel (eKerosene) and eNaphtha, and also allow for the production of eDiesel.

The contract also covers the engineering of a 250 megawatt (MW) electrolyser plant to produce green hydrogen.

These fuels allow airlines to cut their carbon emissions proportionally, therefore, providing the ability for airlines and heavy transportation to meet both voluntary carbon reductions and proposed European Union mandates for eFuels use, the statement said.

(Writing by P Deol; Editing by Anoop Menon)