The aviation sector is one of the most challenging sectors to decarbonize. Bringing tools that
can scale and address the challenge at a global level is absolutely critical. We envision
Sustainable aviation fuels as playing a critical role in addressing the climate challenge.
We're not going to be able to electrify planes for some time. We'll electrify cars, we'll electrify
light duty vehicles, but heavy duty vehicles, specifically aviation fuel is going to be the most
difficult part of the bill to decarbonize and that's why I'm so passionate about it.
The aviation sector alone accounts for 3% of global GHG emissions. Its carbon footprint is quite
difficult to reduce with the favourable support provided by regulation, the production of
sustainable aviation fuel has emerged as a promising solution. Enerkem is the leading
disruptive, clean technology provider. We produce renewable chemicals and biofuels using non-
recyclable waste and forest biomass.
As a leader in clean technology, Enerkem is proud to leverage its made in Canada disruptive
technology to offer an innovative, sustainable solution to reduce the carbon footprint of the
aviation industry and contribute in a very tangible way in tackling climate change issues. With
our Edmonton and Westbury facilities, we already have the infrastructure in place to move to the
commercialization stage and will be able to proceed as soon as the market conditions will
enable sustainable returns. We already initiated certification of our sustainable aviation fuel by
the Canadian, American and European authorities.
Tomorrow's fuel will not come from the ground, but will be recycled from traditional industrial
plants. An excellent approach to decarbonizing our economy. By reducing GHGs by 80%
compared to fossil kerosene, our synthetic kerosene allows us to reduce the climate impact of
both transportation and heavy industry.
Instead of burning fuel to produce energy and emit CO2, CO2 receives energy to produce fuel.
In short, we turn clean electricity into fuel. In doing so, our technology allows the reduction of
80% in carbon emissions compared to conventional fuel.
From CO2 to water to energy. All the required resources can be found here in Quebec. This
first 100% Canadian production opens the way to a new industry, making Canada a pioneer in
this field as it pursues its energy transition and its desire to decarbonize transportation and the
Almost all of today's aviation fuel is made from petroleum, which contributes to greenhouse gas
emissions. FORGE technology offers a sustainable option to decarbonize air travel to meet
growing climate change goals. By 2050, it's estimated that over 500 billion litres of aviation fuel
would be consumed every year. Today, sustainable aviation fuel represents less than 0.1% of all
aviation fuel used, which means the industry needs a solution to increase the amount of
sustainable aviation fuel today. As part of the government of Canada's Sky's the Limit
Challenge, Forge has successfully produced a sustainable aviation fuel that can meet industry
demands. Our process starts with lipid feedstocks from waste oils and fats. Then, through a
proven lipid to hydrocarbon technology, we produce low carbon, cost competitive, greener,
cleaner, renewable diesel, gasoline and aviation fuel. FORGE sustainable aviation fuel meets
and exceeds industry requirements, and will provide a cleaner and greener fuel to meet the
aviation industry's needs and power tomorrow's greener, cleaner travel.
Aviation is widely considered one of the most challenging sectors to decarbonize. Developing
scalable and affordable sustainable aviation fuel is absolutely critical. At carbon engineering, we
are commercializing direct air capture technology that captures carbon dioxide directly from the
atmosphere. Once captured, the carbon dioxide can then be stored safely and permanently
back underground where it came from. Or through carbon engineering's air to fuels process, we
can combine it with clean hydrogen to create a synthetic crude which can then be refined into
drop and compatible fuels like sustainable aviation fuel.
Not only is this fuel drop incompatible with existing aircraft, it is exceptionally clean burning
compared to conventional jet fuel.
CE solutions present significant opportunities that can help to accelerate Canada's national
hydrogen and CCUS strategies and can help Canada to play a leadership role on the global
world stage in the fight against climate change.
Because it sends a strong signal, a strong message to our stakeholders that our project has
gone through a stringent due diligence process and has been selected as one with the most
chances of success by the Government of Canada.
We have already made the choice that we are pivoting towards sustainable aviation fuel and
the Sky's the Limit has helped us get there. Win the grand prize or not, we are able to prove to
ourselves that that's the direction that we're going to go.
We are grateful for the support and opportunity from the Canadian government and we are
proud to work with Canada to deploy world class solutions to climate change.