Ebara Elliott Provides Turbomachinery for SAF Development

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The Thailand-based sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) project contracted Ebara Elliott for a motor-driven recycle compressor.

Ebara Elliott Energy was contracted by TTCL Public Company Ltd. to provide a motor-driven recycle compressor with a variable frequency drive (VFD) for the Sustainable Fuel Development Project (SFP) in Bangkok, Thailand—the country’s first SAF commercial production unit. The project uses 100% used cooking oil, operated by BSGF, and is designed to cater to domestic and international aviation industries.

“Ebara Elliott Energy continues to be a leading compressor supplier in the Thailand market. We are pleased to provide our premier equipment and service for this first SAF project in Thailand and look forward to providing our customers with the best possible solutions to the challenges they face,” said Fucai Lin, Area Sales Manager, Ebara Elliott Energy New Apparatus Asia/Pacific Sales.

The SAF Production Plant has an initial daily capacity of 1,000,000 liters, which is ready for immediate use without affecting engine performance. The SAF will help reduce the aviation industry’s greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 80,000 tons of CO2 equivalent annually (compared to present emission levels).


“Ebara Elliott Energy has extensive experience and expertise with hydrogen-rich gas centrifugal compressors,” said Ebara Elliott Energy’s Director of Sustainability Business Development HongPing Zhang. “We understand that SAF will play an important role in the decarbonization of the aviation industry, and we are excited to be a part of this innovative project that will contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Thailand.”

Last summer, Ebara Elliott was awarded a contract by Bechtel Energy Inc. to supply cryogenic rotating equipment for the Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 project. Elliott supplied cryogenic pumps, expanders, boil-off gas compressors, and end flash gas compressors for the project located in Jefferson County, TX, which is being developed by Sempra Infrastructure.

“Elliott has the unique ability to leverage our manufacturing capabilities to provide a single-stop shop for the compressors, pumps, and expanders,” said Don Binda, New Apparatus Senior Sales Engineer at Elliott Group.

Elliott was awarded the contract to perform the detailed engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, startup, performance testing, and operator training activities.

“Over the years, Elliott has contributed to many industry-leading innovations in LNG service and has been a key partner for some of the largest LNG projects throughout the world. We are excited to be a part of this project, which will provide U.S. LNG to customers,” said Binda.