Sustainable Fuels

Our aim has always been to meet the challenge of curbing global warming by developing the first renewable isobutene for manufacturing sustainable fuels, giving the world a real alternative to fossil fuels.

The transport sector accounts for 25% of the world’s CO2 emissions.

Advantages of Global Bioenergies sustainable fuels

*compared to fossil fuel

Our fuels

Jet engines can fly with up to 50% Global Bioenergies renewable isododecane in their fuel mix

The EN228 standard allows up to 34% Global Bioenergies renewable isobutene derivatives in road gasoline

Up to 100% Global Bioenergies renewable isobutene derivatives in avgas

ETBE – a 100% renewable product made from Global Bioenergies renewable isobutene and bioethanol

Tested and proven products

2021: 1st international flight 97%-powered by renewable aviation gasoline

2018: World first: an Audi drives with 34% renewable gasoline

Sustainable aviation fuels

Few solutions available in the short term
to achieve carbon neutrality

Renewable energy is virtually unused in the air transport industry because of the technical constraints of aircraft.

Technologies that require a total redesign of aircraft, such as electric- or hydrogen-powered planes, remain highly uncertain and will take decades of development to come on stream.

In the short term, carbon neutrality in the aviation industry will depend on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), a technology that France, the EU and other powers have already committed to.

Speaking through the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as part of their plan for carbon neutrality by 2050, airlines have affirmed that:

65% of CO2 savings achieved by 2050 will depend on sustainable aviation fuels

Today’s SAFs are based on used cooking oil and work well, but only in limited volumes. The next generation will make SAFs from industrial sugar waste and will require disruptive technologies, such as the innovation delivered by Global Bioenergies. Currently, only 7 technologies have been technically proven and Global Bioenergies is expecting to see its process certified for aviation in the next few months.

Isododecane can be mixed with the kerosene currently used by jet aircraft in proportions of up to 50%, which makes it one of the few practicable solutions for reducing air transport pollution.

A booming global market

Projections by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for 2025 indicate a huge market with a massive need for sustainable solutions

2016 : 500 flights
2025 : 1 million flights

36 countries with
SAF policies
2016 : 2 countries
2025 : global agreement ?

7 technical
2016 : 4 pathways
2025 : 11 pathways

100 million
litres per annum
2016 : 8 million litres
2025 : 5 billion litres

$13 billion in
forward purchase
2016 : $2.5 billion
2025 : $30 billion

70% average CO2 reduction
2016 : 60% reduction
2025 : 80% reduction

National governments are mobilising

The EU and its member states are getting ready to mandate the use of sustainable fuels in airplane engines to drive the air transport sector towards carbon neutrality by 2050.

Since 1 January 2022, any plane taking off from French soil must have at least 1% sustainable aviation fuel in its tanks.

Road biofuels

The debate about eliminating thermal engines has brought biofuels back to the fore – they can extend the life of current vehicles in the medium term by cutting their CO2 emissions by nearly 69%.

This is proven by the serious interest in biofuels within the motor racing industry. Formula 1 has set a clear target: to use 100% sustainable fuels by 2026 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.