Elyse Energy and its partners Avril, Axens, Bionext and IFP Investissements, have officially announced the creation of the BioTJet plant in the Lacq industrial area (64).

This new plant is a key building block in the development of a French sustainable aviation fuel production industry, in keeping with the roadmap announced by the French government and the “ReFuelEU Aviation” European regulation proposal.

With a total capacity of 110,000 tons of product per year, including 75,000 tons of e-biokerosene, BioTJet will complement the eM-Lacq project led by Elyse Energy, strengthening the Lacq industrial area’s position as one of Europe’s centers of excellence for low-carbon molecules.

The project represents a €1 billion investment and involves the creation of at least 800 direct and indirect jobs, forming part of a broader project known as E-CHO.

It is the largest investment in the Lacq industrial area since gas was discovered in Lacq in 1951.

The production unit will be located on a 45-hectare site in Pardies, in the tenement formerly occupied by a Yara France factory

The plant is due to be commissioned in 2028, with construction starting in 2025.

Supported by the French government and ADEME, BioTJet will meet 20% of national targets for the use of e-biokerosene in aviation by 2030.