McDermott announced it has signed a master services agreement (MSA) with Gevo, Inc., to provide engineering and planning services for the development of multiple sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facilities across North America.
"This agreement marks the commencement of a collaborative relationship through which we will support Gevo's low-cost delivery and speed-to-market goals for Gevo's alcohol-to-jet process design," said Vaseem Khan, Senior Vice President of McDermott.
The first of Gevo’s planned facilities, Net-Zero 1, is expected to be constructed near Lake Preston, South Dakota. The facility will produce up to 65 million gallons of SAF, diesel, and renewable gasoline and potentially generate up to 550 million pounds of high-value nutritional products annually.
"Gevo's Net-Zero plant design, with its focus on carbohydrates as feedstock, has been carefully chosen for its exceptional cost-effectiveness, reliability, and scalability to meet the surging demand for sustainable aviation fuel and renewable hydrocarbons,” said Dr. Chris Ryan, President and CEO of Gevo. “In an increasingly challenging project environment, this collaboration is designed to ensure we stay on track, manage costs, execute our NZ-1 project, and are capable of executing additional NZ projects.”
The facility’s electricity will come from wind energy, and its thermal energy needs will be met by upstream renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities that produce RNG by utilizing manure from dairy cattle and livestock.