The Germany-based firm is working to supply synthesis gasoline, the feedstock of sustainable aviation gasoline (SAF).
The funding represents Amadeus’ first exterior the software program house and based on a press release is a part of its “wider dedication to help the business on its journey towards sustainable journey.”
The assertion provides that the funding will give Amadeus visibility into the hurdles dealing with the SAF sector and allow it to “additional discover the position it might play on this key factor of the business’s journey to web zero by 2050.”
Caphenia is engaged on producing synthesis gasoline from a mix of biogas, CO2, water and electrical energy with the tip aim being renewable fuels.
Mark Misselhorn, chief government of the corporate, stated: “Our course of is inexpensive – utilizing one-sixth of the electrical energy wanted for various SAF manufacturing strategies – and scalable. We’ve got an ambition to supply giant scale manufacturing by 2028, aiming to fill the hole between anticipated SAF demand and present provide.
“For airways, sustainable aviation gasoline is the sensible long-term various to traditional aviation gasoline. The expertise of cost-effective, producible SAF means the best potential for CO2 financial savings and an essential factor that, together with others, could assist in assembly web zero targets.”
Caphenia plans to begin manufacturing in 2024 with a aim of 10 million liters of SAF by 2027, rising to greater than 100 million liters by 2030 and greater than 1 billion liters earlier than 2035.
Amadeus factors to the IATA Internet Zero Emission initiative, which says that SAF may account for 65% of the discount in greenhouse gasoline emissions wanted for the aviation business’s 2050 web zero aim.
That 65% discount would require an estimated 449 billion liters yearly, and in 2021 solely 125 million liters had been produced.
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Suzanna Chiu, head of ventures for Amadeus, stated: “We’re dedicated to supporting the transfer to sustainable journey. We monitor business traits and developments to find out the simplest methods we will fulfill this ambition and are delighted to behave right now with the funding in an progressive SAF firm. The transaction represents a step ahead in our sustainability technique, taking the attitude from a distinct a part of the worth chain within the business. Because the business strikes towards its aim of reaching web zero by 2050, we’re taking concrete steps to speed up the method.”
SAF manufacturing startups have attracted heightened investor curiosity just lately with U.S.-based CleanJoule touchdown $50 million alongside agreements from Frontier Airways, Wizz Air and Volaris to buy as much as 90 million gallons of SAF.
Final yr Amadeus invested an undisclosed quantity in Norway-based local weather expertise startup Chooose.