NEDO has commissioned Mitsubishi Power, JERA Corporation, Toyo Engineering, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for the development of fuel production technology using wood waste as raw material, and IHI Corporation for fuel production technology using microalgae as raw material, within a “Biojet Fuel Production Technology Development Project. The fuel is produced either by gasification of solid woody cellulose, or by hydrogenation refining technology of oil derived from microalgae, both of which have been confirmed to conform to ASTM D7566, the international standard for aviation fuel. Based on the results of the NEDO project, fuel completed with both technologies was supplied to regular flights departing from Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport).

[1] Fuel produced from wood waste

Date: June 17, 2021

Flight number: Japan Airlines Flight 515

Segment: Tokyo International Airport to New Chitose Airport

Aircraft: Airbus A350-900

Fuel used Approx. 8,700l

2] Fuel produced from microalgae

(1) Date: June 17, 2021

Flight number: Japan Airlines Flight 515

Segment: Tokyo International Airport to New Chitose Airport

Aircraft: Airbus A350-900

(2) Date: June 17, 2021

Flight name: All Nippon Airways Flight 031

Segment: Tokyo International Airport to Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport)

Aircraft: Boeing 787-8

NEDO news release, June 18, 2021