Sinopec, TotalEnergies to build sustainable aviation fuel plant


BEIJING, March 26, 2024 – Sinopec and TotalEnergies will partner on building a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant in China, the two companies announced on Tuesday.

The plant will be built at the Sinopec refinery and will have a yearly production capacity of 230,000 tonnes. Feedstock will include used cooking oil from the local circular economy.


The Chinese player will contribute its in-house SAF production technology, SRJET. For its part, TotalEnergies will bring its experience and expertise in the technical, operational and distribution fields

TotalEnergies, ranking among Europe’s largest SAF producers, targets 1.5 million tonnes of SAF production per year by 2030.

“The development of sustainable aviation fuels is at the heart of our company’s transition strategy, as we strive to meet the aviation industry’s demand to reduce its carbon footprint,” TotalEnergies CEO and chairman Patrick Pouyanné said.