Manchester Airport pledges further commitment to sustainability

 Friday, November 5, 2021 


Manchester Airport is set become the first in the UK to have a direct feed of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) due to partnership between Manchester Airports Group (MAG) and Fulcrum BioEnergy (Fulcrum).

MAG, the owner of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Fulcrum, which will support the development and delivery of SAF produced at a new waste to fuels biorefinery, in Stanlow, Cheshire.

As part of the agreement backed by business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng  SAF will be supplied to Manchester Airport through a pipeline that already runs between Stanlow and the third largest gateway in the UK.

Fulcrum is a pioneer in the conversion of non-recyclable residual wastes into sustainable fuels. The new biorefinery, Fulcrum NorthPoint, is part of wider plans to establish the north-west as the leading producer of SAF in the UK. The partnership will also work to support a sustainable recovery from the pandemic, promoting green skills and jobs across the country.

Fulcrum NorthPoint will produce approximately 100 million litres of SAF per year which when blended 50/50 with traditional jet fuel, could fill the fuel tanks of approximately 1,200 Boeing 777-300s. 

The fuel produced will have a CO2 footprint at least 70 per cent lower than that of its traditional jet fuel equivalent and will be produced from residual household and commercial wastes, which would otherwise be destined for landfill or incineration.

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