The Project Site

In 2018, Alfanar acquired rights and infrastructure for the Project Site, which is located in Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees. Alfanar is investing £1.5 billion to advance the UK’s domestic SAF production through the development of Lighthouse Green Fuels. The investment will support the UK in reaching its Net Zero ambition by 2050 and will facilitate the UK pathway to becoming a global clean energy leader.

The Project Site was previously permitted to process household and commercial waste via an energy-from-waste gasification facility, which was largely fully constructed by a company called Air Products. Currently a brownfield site, it will be repurposed for the new Lighthouse Green Fuels SAF facility, which is progressing through the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) phase of development.

Why Teesside?

Teesside has a strong industrial heritage combined with a highly skilled workforce. Alongside tackling aviation emissions and decarbonising the UK economy, Lighthouse Green Fuels will create opportunities for the local community by utilising the highly skilled workforce and local suppliers. This will attract significant further investment into the Teesside and North East regions that originally helped to forge the Industrial Revolution.

Lighthouse Green Fuels is expected to create up to 2,600 jobs during the construction phase and 840 full-time jobs in the UK once fully operational. Teesside will directly benefit from this. Alfanar is also looking to setup or facilitate apprenticeship schemes to support staffing requirements for the Project Site operations, which would help to upskill the local workforce.

Lighthouse Green Fuels will make Teesside and the UK a European leader in the production of SAF.