SAF+ Consortium (“SAF+”) is proud to welcome Hydro-Québec, the largest producer and distributor of hydroelectricity in North America, as an observer member of the Consortium.
SAF+ is a group of Quebec companies working in the field of sustainable fuel production from carbon capture using green hydrogen produced in Quebec. Aiming at producing sustainable fuel for the aviation sector by 2021, the development of the SAF+ project, located in the east end of Montreal, consists of recovering CO2 emissions from industry and transforming them into a clean synthetic fuel with a carbon footprint 80% smaller than traditional aviation fuel.
With our partners Air Transat and Aéroports de Montréal, SAF+’s goal is to make Montreal a hub for sustainable aviation in Canada. As part of the Sky’s the Limit Challenge, we are building a pilot unit that will demonstrate the entire process in 2021.
“SAF+ aims to be a pioneer in the field of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Canada, and with the support of all of our other partners as well as Hydro-Québec, we will be able to create a competitive company that is on par with international producers,” says Jean Paquin, President and CEO of Consortium SAF+ and winner of the Sky’s the Limit Challenge.
The benefits for Quebec of the SAF+ Consortium project are considerable:
- The achievement of Quebec’s GHG reduction targets;
- The support of the green hydrogen industry in Quebec;
- The valorization of GHG emissions from large emitters;
- The creation of jobs in sectors of the future;
- A potential reduction in our dependence on imported fossil fuels;
- The opening of an international marketing potential.
There is considerable interest in green hydrogen worldwide. The rise and competitiveness of intermittent renewable energies, combined with GHG reduction targets and technological advances, make it an essential part of the energy transition.
About SAF+ Consortium
SAF+ Consortium is developing a circular economy solution that captures CO2 emissions from industry and transforms them into a clean synthetic fuel with a carbon footprint 80% lower than traditional aviation fuel. With our partners Air Transat and Aéroports de Montréal, our goal is to make Montreal a hub for sustainable aviation in Canada. As part of the Sky’s the Limit Challenge, we are building a pilot unit that will demonstrate the entire process in 2021.
About Sky’s the Limit Challenge
Consortium SAF+ is actively participating in the Sky’s the Limit Challenge, set up by the Department of Natural Resources Canada. For this green aviation fuel innovation competition, four finalists have been awarded $2 million each to support their efforts to develop the best way to increase sustainable aviation fuel production in Canada. Applicants are encouraged to develop a consortium across the supply chain to support their efforts. In the end, a $5 million prize will be awarded to the finalist with the most economically and environmentally sustainable approach to sustainable aviation fuel production on a commercial scale in Canada.