US firm signs £350m British Airways green fuel refinery


A US construction giant will deliver a green jet fuel plant in the Humber – valued at £350 million. 

British Airways fleet.
by Rory ButlerJanuary 26, 2023

Bechtel is starting Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) of the Altalto Project in Immingham, following £27 million grant funding from the UK Government.  

Altalto is a commercial refinery for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). 

The scheme is a joint venture (JV) between sustainable fuels technology company Velocys (Oxford Catalysts Group) and British Airways. 

Altalto is expected to be Europe’s first commercial scale waste-to-jet-fuel facility, said Velocys. 

Bechtel and Velocys have agreed to collaborate on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) execution model for sustainable fuels projects, with Bechtel providing front-end engineering and technical services.  

Altalto and a sister scheme in the US called Bayou Fuels are the firm’s first priorities. 


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  • Shore Capital  
  • Radnor Capital Partners 

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