Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels Awards Sustainable Aviation Fuel Project to IHI Power Services

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Through this award, IHI Power Services Corp. secured a development, asset management, and O&M services contract for a renewable bio-jet fuel production facility in the Pacific Northwest.

Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC (NWABF), a renewable bio-jet fuel refineries developer, selected IHI Power Services Corp. (IPSC), an owner and operator of U.S. power plants, to provide pre-mobilization, mobilization, start-up, and commissioning services for NWABF’s development of a second-generation cellulosic renewable bio-jet fuel production facility in the Pacific Northwest. In the future, ISPC will also provide asset management and plant operations and maintenance (O&M)

“When we began to seek out a partner to work alongside our team on the first-ever sustainable aviation fuel facility in the Pacific Northwest region—NWABF knew it needed a firm with ample experience in the biomass sector that could support early development while also being able to provide feedstock preparation and materials handling systems, asset management, and ongoing O&M services after completion,” said Nausher Khan, Vice President and Director of Project Development at Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels. “IPSC fit that description perfectly with the NWABF Tier 1, Project Partners Team—making it the ideal power generation owner and operator to help us execute the project from start to finish.”

The facility, located in the Columbia River Corridor, will produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using woody biomass as the primary feedstock source. IPSC has experience serving organic matter-based biodiesel, sustainable aviation fuel, ethanol, and renewable natural gas power generation facilities and offers pre- and post-development services that will be used throughout the duration of the NWABF SAF project.


“The advancement of SAF has quickly become crucial to the power generation industry’s pivot to renewable and clean energy resources,” said John R. Keller, President and CEO of IPSC. “IPSC is proud to have been selected to support Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels on the development and ongoing asset management and operational needs of its upcoming bio-jet fuel production facility and I am confident that our team will deliver optimal outcomes throughout every step of this project.”