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Refuel the Future

Developing facilities to produce renewable fuels for use by air, ground and marine vessels

December 2020
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The climate challenge for aviation is worse than expected. Without any change, airplane emissions of CO2, having reached over 900 million metric tons in 2018, will triple by 2050. While other transportation modes can electrify, commercial aviation does not have the ability due to weight and flight ranges. The best option is to adopt drop-in sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs). Technologies for the production of SAF have matured and allow to now implement location-appropriate solutions on a broad scale to supply airlines. With a background in wind, solar, and clean transmission project development, the Refuel team is advancing a project to bring low-cost, sustainable, and community-building renewable fuels to aviation at commercial scale by 2024. This solution brings together the most efficient technology using societal waste streams as renewable feedstock. To date, Refuel the Future has already three projects on their roadmap and welcomes interested partners and investors.

Label Date December 21, 2020
By Refuel
From Canada
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

The environmental benefits

  • Based on a life-cycle assessment, Refuel the Future's fuel can reduce emissions by 90% or more as compared to conventional jet fuel or diesel fuel
  • Refuel the Future's fuel is approved for blends up to 50%, however it has been tested successfully at 100%
  • By displacing fossil fuels, carbon reduction are expected to reach 244,000 MT per year at one facility
  • 90% reduction of CO2 emissions compared to fossil jet fuel
  • Refuel the Future's feedstock will be 100% waste resources and off-spec oils, eliminating the need for these resources to end up in landfill and avoiding competition with food supply

The Financial benefits

  • 20% cheaper than fossil jet fuel in 2024
  • With a conservative blend mandate, airlines can still save 6% from now to 2050 compared to use of fossil jet fuel
  • A large airline purchasing $1 Billion per year in fuels could save ~$60 Million per year on average, or $1.5 Billion in total by 2050

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North america

United States,

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Company Profile


Refuel develops sustainable aviation fuel for major airports to drastically reduce life-cycle CO2 emissions from flying

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Headquarters Toronto, ON M5K 2A1, Canada

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