Uniper signs LOI for green jet fuel plant in Sollefteå

Multinational energy company Uniper has signed a letter of intent regarding a production plant for green jet fuel at the Hamre site in Långsele, Sollefteå municipality.

– This is an establishment that fits our region and the Hamre site very well. We at High Coast Invest are happy to be part of the green transformation, says Mikael Aamisepp, director of investment at High Coast Invest. 

Uniper’s project, named SkyFuelH2, would supply a sustainable alternative fuel for the Swedish aviation industry, covering up to 10 percent och its annual fuel needs. The plant would be an important and pioneering step towards a greener aviation industry.

– We are very happy that Uniper chooses Sweden for production of jet fuel from a new, biobased process technology. Sweden has great possibilities regarding the processing of biomass into more high-value products, and Uniper’s investment further strengthens Sweden’s brand as a forerunner where climate action, innovation, jobs, and growth go hand in hand, says Anders Eliasson, sector specialist at Business Sweden.

The letter of intent that was signed on the 27th of April means that both parts will continue to examine the possibilities to establish SkyFuelH2 in Långsele, Sollefteå. The goal is to start building the plant in 2024, and to deliver the first sustainable fuel in 2026.

By replacing fossil fuels with sustainable alternatives, the plant would further establish northern Sweden and the High Coast region as a powerhouse when it comes to new, green industry establishments.

– We at High Coast Invest have been working for this since an early stage, and we look forward to seeing the plans realized. Ultimately this is a great step for the aviation industry, that is in the middle of a big, green transformation, says Mikael Aamisepp. 


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