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Wilson Bio-Chemical Shortlisted in Global Energy Awards for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Project


A trailblazing circular economy project to advance the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) has secured a finalist place at the global Energy Institute 2021 Awards.

Wilson Bio-Chemical Ltd are working on Waste-to-Wings, a project to future-proof and scale up the production of greener jet fuel by using circular economy practices and aerospace industry derived waste as the primary feedstock to manufacture sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The Waste-to-Wings SAF project has impressed the judging panel of the Energy Institute Awards and secured Wilson Bio-Chemical (WBC) a nomination in the Low Carbon category. Waste-to-Wings explores how SAF can be produced from bioethanol, produced from micro-organisms found in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), e.g., the contents of the office rubbish bag, average canteen waste bin, or commercial skips. 

WBC have developed a decarbonisation solution, working across the aerospace supply chain to map and build a circular economy framework for the project. Specifically, engaging with waste producers within the entire downstream supply chain, forging links with airports, airlines, air freight forwarders and lower-tier stakeholders.


Tom Wilson, Managing Director at Wilson Bio-Chemical said: “I am very proud that our work aligned to Waste-to-Wings has been nominated for a global energy institute award. Pivotal to our success has been our team’s commitment and positive contribution in moving the project forward from its development stage”.

Tom continued: “We are pleased to have been recognised for our hard work and professionalism across the full scope of developing circular supply chains by energy sector peers and by aviation industry stakeholders”.

“The aviation industry is committed to an industry-wide plan to reach net zero CO2 emissions including carbon-neutral growth and we’re delighted Wilson Bio-Chemical’s SAF project has been recognised for developing innovative decarbonisation solutions to global aerospace challenges.”

Attracting over 120 entries across 29 countries from some of the world’s biggest organisations in industry, the awards recognise the very best projects in the global energy environment.

The overall winners will be announced at a virtual online ceremony on Thursday 25 November 2021 where business leaders, energy sector peers and innovators will gather to celebrate the year’s best energy industry projects.

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