Pilot plant for sustainable aviation fuel

  • Project
  • CO2 capture and recovery
  • Decarbonization
  • Energy
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This is the first project to be undertaken in Québec to capture and convert CO2 into a usable product and is a precursor in North America. Hopes are high, because this type of fuel could transform the future of civil and commercial aviation—along with a host of other industries with various projects and applications—by contributing greatly to the decarbonization effort.

Awards and Recognition
  • Region Eastern Canada
  • Client Polytechnique Montréal, in collaboration with the SAF+ Consortium
  • Case study
  1. Our experts' solutions

    BBA helped install and operate the SAF+ pilot plant to convert industrial carbon emissions into new sustainable aviation fuel, with 80% fewer GHG effects than conventional kerosene.

    The CO2 is captured and recovered by the Polytechnique Montréal plant and then sent to the SAF+ plant to be converted into sustainable fuel.

    BBA was mandated to provide engineering, project management and construction management to install the SAF+ plant as well as operate the Polytechnique Montréal CO2 capture plant and the SAF+ plant.

    Thanks to BBA’s multidisciplinary know-how, all phases of designing the pilot plant’s interconnections, construction and operation were completed in fewer than eight months. The expertise of BBA’s teams in carrying out large-scale projects proved to be instrumental in achieving the objectives for this mandate, which exceeded initial expectations.

  1. BBA is extremely proud to have participated in this success, marking an important milestone in efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of the aviation sector and many other industries.
    • 80% fewer GHGs

      The carbon footprint of this new fuel is reduced by 80% compared to fossil-based kerosene

    • 222 round-trip flights

      The plant’s daily production alone will eliminate the carbon equivalent of 222 round-trip flights between Montréal and Paris!

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