Global chemicals and energy company Sasol has joined Concrete Chemicals project, an innovative consortium of Sasol’s new business unit Sasol ecoFT, global cement producer CEMEX and German renewable energy company ENERTRAG. The international consortium sets course for climate-neutral cement production by converting CO2 into sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with use of hydrogen, thus presenting an opportunity for CO2 reduction in both sectors.
The three partners will combine their technical know-how in Germany: Sasol ecoFT will contribute its innovative Fischer-Tropsch technology to produce synthetic and sustainable aviation fuels and ENERTRAG will produce green hydrogen exclusively with energy from regional wind and solar plants. CEMEX will provide another raw material for SAF production by capturing CO2 generated during cement production.
To implement the project, the consortium is preparing European level funding applications.
Said Dr. Helge Sachs, Senior Vice President: Sasol ecoFT, about the business’ first large scale joint venture: “We are extremely pleased to join forces with CEMEX and ENERTRAG. Sasol is proud to be an active member of this consortium that paves the way for climate-neutral cement production and sustainable aviation fuels. We look forward to contribute to decarbonizing aviation with our cutting-edge Fischer-Tropsch technology and fulfill our purpose of innovating for a better world through Sasol’s new business unit ecoFT.”
For more information about Sasol ecoFT, please visit https://www.sasol.com/about-sasol/sasol-ecoft
About Sasol: Sasol Ltd. is a global chemicals and energy company headquartered in South Africa with approximately 29,000 employees in 23 countries. Harnessing unique knowledge and expertise to integrate sophisticated technologies and processes into world-scale operating facilities, Sasol safely and sustainably source, produce and market a range of high-quality products in 23 countries, creating value for stakeholders. Sasol’s purpose “Innovating for a better world” drives delivering on triple bottom line outcomes of People, Planet and Profit, responsibly; always with the intent to be a force for good.
With annual revenues of US$13 billion and a market capitalization of $US11 billion, Sasol’s common shares are traded on the Johannesburg and New York stock exchanges.
Sasol is composed of three business units: Chemicals, Energy, and Sasol ecoFT. Sasol ecoFT brings to customers Sasol’s undisputed global leadership in Fischer-Tropsch technology, backed by 70+ years of experience in producing FT fuels and chemicals, the world’s largest installed FT capacity and unmatched intellectual property portfolio. Sasol ecoFT leverages Sasol’s proprietary technology, know-how and expertise to produce sustainable fuels and chemicals from green hydrogen and sustainable carbon sources, via the Power-to-Liquids (PtL) process.
About CEMEX: CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future. CEMEX participation is key in the project as the CO2 used as feedstock will be captured.
About ENERTRAG: ENERTRAG is a renewable-energy company based in Brandenburg, Germany. ENERTRAG develops, builds, owns and operates utility-scale integrated energy plants in ten countries globally. ENERTRAG’s plants produce reliable electricity and green hydrogen exclusively from wind and sun. This is also the company’s role in the Concrete Chemicals consortium.
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