Ebara Elliott Energy to provide compressor for Thailand’s first sustainable aviation fuel project

Ebara Elliott Energy (EEE) is providing a motor-driven recycle compressor with a variable frequency drive (VFD) for TTCL Public Company Limited’s Sustainable Fuel Development Project (SFP) in Thailand.

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Situated in Bangkok, the SFP Project is Thailand’s first and only sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) commercial production unit, using 100% used cooking oil, operated by BSGF Company Limited, a joint venture between Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited, BBGI Public Company Limited, and Thanachok Oil Light Company Limited. The initiative strategically positions itself to cater to domestic and international aviation industries.

Thailand’s first SAF production plant has an initial daily capacity of 1,000,000 liters. The production of SAF will help reduce the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 80,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent annually which equals 20 round-trip flights per year between Chicago and Tokyo for 300 passengers.

“Ebara Elliott Energy continues to be a leading compressor supplier in the Thailand market. We are pleased to provide our premier equipment and service for this first SAF project in Thailand and look forward to providing our customers with the best possible solutions to the challenges they face,” said Fucai Lin, Area Sales Manager, Ebara Elliott Energy New Apparatus Asia/Pacific Sales.

SAF production utilizing used cooking oil is a common process with existing refinery applications such as hydro-treatment, according to Ebara Elliott Energy’s Director of Sustainability Business Development HongPing Zhang.

“Ebara Elliott Energy has extensive experience and expertise with hydrogen-rich gas centrifugal compressors,” said Zhang. “We understand that SAF will play an important role in the decarbonization of the aviation industry, and we are excited to be a part of this innovative project that will contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Thailand.”