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The new sustainable aviation fuel plant will be built at the Marquis Industrial Complex in Hennepin, iL

Illinois-Based Companies Partner on Sustainable Jet Fuel Plant 

LanzaJet, a sustainable aviation fuel technology provider and producer, has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Marquis Sustainable Aviation Fuel to construct a 120-million-gallons-per-year integrated sustainable fuels plant at the Marquis Industrial Complex in Hennepin, IL, two hours southwest of Chicago.  

To be located on a 2,500-acre industrial site, the facility is strategically positioned for global distribution via direct access to the Illinois River and proximity to vital pipelines to deliver sustainable fuels to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. The Marquis Industrial Complex also connects with a Class I railroad and multiple Interstate highways. 

The partnership between the two Illinois-based companies will result in what’s reportedly the world’s first carbon-neutral industrial complex with on-site access to carbon injection. “The partnership we now have in place with LanzaJet allows our company to advance low-carbon solutions to address the climate crisis,” said Marquis SAF CEO Mark Marquis. 

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