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Keppel partners AM Green to explore biogenic carbon based sustainable fuels opportunities in Asia and Middle East

Christian Fernsby |
Keppel through its Infrastructure Division and AM Green signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly explore opportunities to produce biogenic carbon based sustainable fuels, such as bio and green methanol, second generation (2G) ethanol and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

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The two parties will jointly identify, evaluate and co develop projects in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, which can harness and aggregate at least one million tonnes of biogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) per year to be used for the production of sustainable fuels in AM Green's plants.

These sustainable fuels can serve as an environmentally sustainable alternative to fossil fuels to support the decarbonisation of heavy industrial operations and the aviation sector.

In addition, Keppel and Greenko will also identify areas for collaboration in the value chain of a bio methanol project in India. The project aims to produce 500,000 tonnes of bio methanol annually.

Biofuels, which are derived from organic material such as plant and animal biomass, make up the largest source of renewable energy in use globally, accounting for 55% of renewable energy and over 6% of the world's energy supply.

The production and combustion of sustainable fuels significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, making them effective cleaner sources of energy.

Keppel currently operates a 273,750 tonne per year Anaerobic Digestion and Composting Plant in Qatar which was designed and built by Keppel in 2012.

This is the world's largest composting plant, and has the capacity to generate close to 110,000m3 of biogas daily, which is converted into green electricity for operational use, as well as export to the grid.

Keppel is also involved in industrial carbon capture feasibility studies for waste to energy facilities in Singapore and the United Kingdom.


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