Thursday 16th of May – A statutory consultation for Lighthouse Green Fuels, a proposed sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facility located in Stockton-on-Tees, is announced today. The consultation will run until 20 June 2024.

Lighthouse Green Fuels Ltd would like to hear views on the proposed project and its associated development. Feedback submitted to the consultation will help to shape the project proposals.

At its site in Billingham, the project will convert waste and/or waste biomass into advanced SAF. This SAF will then be distributed to local airports and blended with conventional jet fuel to power flights around the world, saving up to 350,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

The facility will be the largest of its kind in Europe and convert over 1 million tonnes of waste and/or waste biomass every year into over 175 million litres of SAF. This is the equivalent of fuelling 25,000 short-haul flights to Europe, or 2,500 long-haul flights to destinations such as the Americas or Australia every year.

A series of public information events will be held as part of the statutory consultation. These will give members of the public the opportunity to meet the project team and view the consultation materials.

There are three face-to-face events and three online webinars during this period, including:

Event location Date Time
Billingham Forum, Town Centre, The Causeway, Stockton-on-Tees, Billingham TS23 2LJ 1 June 2024 12:00 to 17:00
High Clarence Primary School, Port Clarence Road, Middlesbrough TS2 1SY 5 June 2024 15:00 to 20:00
Billingham Rugby Club, Greenwood Rd, Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees TS23 4BA 6 June 2024 10:00 to 17:00
Online webinar 1 28 May 2024 18:30 to 20:00
Online webinar 2 4 June 2024 10:00 to 11:30
Online webinar 3 12 June 2024 10:00 to 11:30

Please register for a webinar by emailing or calling 0800 157 7346.

Hard copies of the consultation materials are available to view at a local information point in Billingham Library. Electronic copies of the consultation materials are also available on the Lighthouse Green Fuels website, along with further information about the statutory consultation and proposals. More information can be found at

Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, said: “This is a fantastic project that sits at the heart of Teesside’s green industrial growth. Lighthouse Green Fuels will play a key role in decarbonising the aviation industry through the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Critically, the project will create over one thousand high quality jobs for local people across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool.

It is important that local people have the opportunity to help shape the project and share their views on the proposals, which is why I encourage everyone to take part in the consultation, by providing your feedback.”

Lighthouse Green Fuels Ltd is owned by Alfanar Group, a global company specialising in project development, manufacturing, and engineering. Alfanar is investing over £1 billion to advance the UK’s domestic SAF production through the development of Lighthouse Green Fuels, with plans to have two additional SAF plants under development by 2028.

Noaman Al Adhami, UK Country Head of Alfanar Projects, said: “Lighthouse Green Fuels will help to address the challenge of Net Zero by delivering an immediate and long-term solution to decarbonising the UK aviation industry.

We are delighted to share our project proposals with you. Your feedback is important to us and we would encourage anyone interested in Lighthouse Green Fuels to learn more about our plans, attend one of our public events and share your views.”