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Friday, September 23 2022 - 19:12
Sinopec Receives Airworthiness Certificate for China's First Large-Scale Production of Bio-jet Fuel
BEIJING, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-Fuel Derived From Used Cooking Oil Underlines Sinopec's Long-term Strategy for 
Sustainable Development

Sinopec Zhenhai Refinery of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (HKG: 0386, 
"Sinopec") obtained a bio-jet fuel airworthiness certificate issued by the 
Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on September 19. The first batch 
of bio-jet fuel will be shipped to the Airbus (China) Tianjin plant this month. 
The fuel, derived from used cooking oil, will then be used for flights across 
China. This will mark the first time that large-scale produced bio-jet fuel 
will serve the aviation industry in China.

The airworthiness certificate means that Sinopec can sell the bio-jet fuel 
produced at Sinopec Zhenhai Refinery to aviation operators nationwide. The 
refinery, in the Zhenhai District of Ningbo, Zhejiang province, has an annual 
designed processing capacity of 100,000 tons and adopts Sinopec's bio-jet fuel 
production technology (SRJET) to produce the fuel. The plant's first batch in 
June produced around 600 tons of bio-jet fuel.

"With the airworthiness certificate, Sinopec Zhenhai Refinery can now sell 
bio-jet fuel to the entire civil aviation market, we will continue to expand 
the market and supply chain to build a full industry chain of bio-jet fuel," 
said Mo Dingge, CEO of Sinopec Zhenhai Refinery.

China has strict standards for airworthiness certification. Beforehand, experts 
from the Airworthiness Certification Center of CAAC conducted on-site 
evaluations at Sinopec Zhenhai Refinery that covered all stages of operation, 
including the bio-jet fuel quality management system, production process 
management and control, product storage and transportation and sample analysis 
and testing.

The refinery has already obtained Asia's first global RSB sustainable aviation 
fuel certification issued by Scientific Certification Systems, a key pass for 
China's bio-jet fuel to enter the international market.

Compared to traditional petroleum-based aviation kerosene, bio-jet fuel can 
reduce carbon emissions by up to 50 percent throughout the entire lifecycle.

Sinopec is committed to advancing the development of China's bio-jet fuel 
industry. It developed its SRJET technology in 2009 and produced bio-jet fuel 
in December 2011 that was successfully tested in flight at Shanghai Hongqiao 
Airport in April 2013. After two years of evaluation, experts confirmed 
Sinopec's bio-jet fuel as suitable for operation in aviation, and the company 
obtained China's first airworthiness certification for bio-jet fuel in 2014.

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