Zero Petroleum, the pioneering energy company developing synthetic fuels, has partnered with Intertek to develop new technologies as the aviation industry targets net zero.

The development of carbon neutral alternatives to fossil-based fuels is a key aim of airlines, manufacturers and the wider energy industry.

The two companies said the new partnership was an “important milestone on the journey to achieve scalable sustainable fuel solutions”.

Zero Petroleum’s synthetic fuels, made from just air and water, are described as a breakthrough in the transition towards cleaner energy sources.

These advanced fuels are designed to be used as direct replacements for traditional petroleum-based fuels in various applications, including transportation, aviation and agriculture.

Zero Petroleum 100% drop-in capability

With their 100% drop-in capability, Zero synthetic fuels can integrate into existing engines without the need for modifications or adaptations.

As part of this unique partnership, Intertek will support Zero to accelerate the development and certification of its 100% drop-in, synthetic fuels that will power engines in the future.

The partnership builds on several years of successful collaboration between Zero and Intertek. Intertek first supported Zero’s project with the UK’s Royal Air Force to secure the Guinness World Records title “first aircraft powered by synthetic fuel” in 2021.

Through this partnership, Intertek and their state-of-the-art laboratories and specialised facilities will play a role in assessing the fuels’ composition, emissions, and compliance with rigorous industry standards and regulatory requirements.

Paddy Lowe, Founder and CEO of Zero, said: “We are extremely pleased to partner with Intertek and believe that continuing to leverage their world-class testing and certification capabilities will significantly contribute to expediting the development, scaling and ultimately the deployment of our 100% drop-in synthetic fuels. They provide a gold standard in quality assurance that will help us to revolutionise the way we power the future”.

Intertek involvement

André Lacroix, CEO of Intertek, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Zero on their exciting journey to revolutionise the future of fuel. As a purpose-led company, Intertek strives to make the world a better and safer place by bringing quality, safety and sustainability to life.

“Our World of Energy business brings together more than 135 years of energy industry expertise, innovations and broad-based specialist services. Helping organisations across the energy landscape to address their complex sustainability requirements is core to our mission, and we are proud to be partnering with Zero to help develop and scale new synthetic fuels for commercial use.”
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