Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) has been awarded a contract by LanzaTech UK Limited to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for one of the United Kingdom’s (UK) first planned commercial sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facilities in Port Talbot, Wales. The project, known as Project DRAGON, will convert locally derived waste gases to ethanol, which can then be converted into SAF, helping the UK government meet its mandate of at least 10% of jet fuel being made from sustainable feedstock by 2030.
Fluor Corporation is a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction services, with 40,000 employees providing professional and technical solutions to clients around the world. With over 110 years of experience, Fluor had revenue of $13.7 billion in 2022 and is ranked 303 among the Fortune 500 companies.
Jim Breuer, group president of Fluor’s Energy Solutions business, said, “Decarbonizing aviation fuel will aid the aviation industry in meeting its net zero carbon emission goals. We are confident that Fluor’s renewable fuels expertise paired with LanzaTech’s carbon capture and utilization technology can help accelerate the energy transition in this important sector.”
SAF has the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 80% when compared with conventional fossil jet fuel. This contract was recognized by Fluor in the second quarter of 2023.