Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) Fuel Market Size & Share, by Feedstock (Ethanol, N-butanol, Iso-butanol, Methanol); Product (Jet Fuel, Isooctane); Process (GTL/FT Process, HEFA Process); Technology (Dehydration, Oligomerization, Hydrogenation); Application (Commercial Aircraft, Regional Transport Aircraft, Military Aviation, Business & General Aviation, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Jun 25, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel Market size is projected to cross USD 9 billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of 19% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of alcohol-to-jet fuel was USD 2 billion.  The major factor to boost the growth of the market is the rise in demand for biofuel. For instance, the demand for biofuel all across the world is expected to rise by about 40 billion liters or over 27% between 2021-2026.  One of the technologically conceivable biofuel technologies is alcohol-to-jet (ATJ). By fermenting sugars into ethanol or other alcohols, it creates jet fuel from sugary, starchy, and lignocellulose biomass, including sugarcane, maize grain, and switch grass.

Moreover, there has been growing stringent regulation by the government in order to control pollution. The primary way that frequent travelers contribute to climate change is through air travel. Climate change is greatly accelerated by aviation emissions. Airplanes use fossil fuel, which not only emits CO2, but also has considerable non-CO2 warming impacts resulting from nitrogen oxides (NOx), vapor trails, and cloud formation caused by the height at which aircraft operate. Therefore, are putting in efforts in order to encourage the adoption of alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel.

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Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) Fuel Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Tourist Travelling All Across the World

The number of foreign travelers in 2021 was estimated to be about 454 million. Therefore, the demand for air travel is estimated to grow. Flying often proves to be the most convenient alternative, especially when traveling across vast distances, which is one of the benefits of airplanes. It may get someone where one needs to go with the least amount of effort and save time. Flying is frequently considerably more convenient than driving, riding a train, or taking a bus. Hence, the preference is high while traveling over long distances further boosting the market growth.

  • Rising Agriculture Waste

A multi-product bio-refinery based on the ATJ pathway could produce SAF in addition to green hydrogen, ethanol, and bio-based materials such as bio-bitumen during the refining process by employing agricultural leftovers as a feedstock. Hence, with the growing agriculture waste the market demand is also anticipated to boost.

  • Surge in Various Moment by General People to Control Pollution

A large number of people all across the world stopped using air transport in order to protest against air pollution caused by aircraft. Various moments were launched in particular nations. For instance, the anti-flight moment in America aimed at reducing emissions from aircraft. Hence, in order to tackle this issue, the government is emphasizing using ATJ fuel which is set to boost the market growth over the coming years.


  • Insufficient Availability of Feedstock - The raw materials that play a significant part in the entire production chain of alternative aviation fuels such as synthetic fuels, e-fuels, and bio-jet fuels include biological and non-biological resources including oil crops, sugar crops, algae, waste oil, etc. The insufficient supply of raw materials needed for its manufacture could cause the demand for sustainable aviation fuel to stagnate. Delays in the overall process of SAF manufacturing are also caused by refineries' constraints, which are crucial to the correct utilization of these feedstocks. The limited fuel supply also creates a barrier to the fuel's ability to blend, decreasing efficiency.
  • Loss of Fuel Owing to Evaporation
  • Risk of Plane Crashing Fueled with ATJ Fuel

Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) Fuel Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 2 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 9 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) Fuel Segmentation

Application (Commercial Aircraft, Regional Transport Aircraft, Military Aviation, Business & General Aviation, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)

Alcohol-to-jet Fuel market from the commercial aircraft segment is anticipated to generate the largest revenue by the end of 2035. This is owing to the growing passenger travelling by airplane. Moreover, there has been a surge in the transportation of cargo through aircraft since shipping by air offers quicker delivery and less handling of goods throughout the route. With freight volumes striking about 64 million metric tonnes in 2021, the global amount of air freight has been increasing rapidly recently. In 2023, it was predicted that this quantity would reach approximately 56 million metric tonnes.

Feedstock (Ethanol, N-butanol, Iso-butanol, Methanol)

The ethanol segment in the alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) Fuel market is expected to have noteworthy growth over the forecast period. One of the promising biofuels that assisted with the energy crisis is bioethanol. As a result of the considerable effort and funding dedicated to its development, the production rates of bioethanol from both starch and lignocellulose increased quickly, which met the demand for fuel in aviation. Therefore, this segment is anticipated to have a greater influence on the alcohol-to-jet Fuel market.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:




  • Ethanol
  • N-butanol
  • Iso-butanol
  • Methanol



  • Jet Fuel
  • Isooctane



  • Dehydration
  • Oligomerization
  • Hydrogenation



  • GTL/FT Process
  • HEFA Process





  • Commercial & Aircraft
  • Regional Transport Aircraft
  • Military Aviation
  • Business & General Aviation
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) Fuel Industry- Regional Synopsis

European Market Forecast

The Europe alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) Fuel market for alcohol-to-jet is projected to generate the largest revenue by the end of 2035, backed by growing emissions from aviation in this region. Sustainable renewable ethanol and biodiesel have been proven to drastically decrease greenhouse-gas emissions from diesel, which is still widely used in Europe. Without needing to build new infrastructure, sustainable biofuels produce results right away. They have already had the greatest influence on the replacement of imported fossil fuels used in aviation. Additionally, by eliminating the need to import animal feed and reducing the usage of crude oil, EU biofuel production greatly increases Europe's strategic autonomy. Hence, since biofuel is anticipated to benefit Europe in every way, the market demand for alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel is projected to grow.

North American Market Analysis

Additionally, the alcohol-to-jet Fuel market in North America is also anticipated to have significant growth over the forecast period. This growth could be dominated by the growing technology development in this region. Moreover, there has been a surge in investment in research on ATJ fuel which is poised to boost the use of this fuel in coming years. Additionally, the price of tickets in this region has drastically been reduced which is boosting the passenger traffic.

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Companies Dominating the Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel Landscape

    • Gevo Inc.
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • LanzaJet Inc.
    • Hypoint Inc.
    • Suncor Energy Inc.
    • Cosmo Energy Holdings Co, Ltd.
    • Mitsui & Co, Ltd.
    • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
    • FLITE Consortium
    • Marquis
    • SkyNRG B.V.
    • Neste


In The News

  • Gevo, Inc., a leader in advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals, welcomes India's successful completion of its first commercial passenger flight utilising a blend of locally produced Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). This marks a significant accomplishment in the decarbonization of the aviation sector. Between Pune and New Delhi, AirAsia India flight i5-767 was successfully completed as a result of a blend of indigenous SAF supplied by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) in collaboration with Praj Industries Ltd. (Praj).
  • LanzaTech Global, Inc., an innovative carbon capture and utilization company that converts waste carbon into materials such as sustainable fuels, fabrics, packaging, and other products that people use in their daily lives, and LanzaJet, Inc., a leading sustainable fuels technology company, today announced they have been chosen by Air New Zealand and the New Zealand Ministry for Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) to support the second stage of the global transition to sustainable transportation.

Author Credits:  Payel Roy, Dhruv Bhatia

  • Report ID: 5070
  • Published Date: Jun 25, 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The major factors driving the growth of the market are the growing tourist traveling all across the world, rising agriculture waste, and the surge in various moments by general people to control pollution.

The market size of urgent care centers is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~19% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

The major players in the market are Gevo Inc., LanzaJet Inc., Hypoint Inc., Suncor Energy Inc., and more.

The alcohol-to-jet fuel market was valued at ~USD 2 Billion.

Different applications that use alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel are commercial aircraft, regional transport aircraft, military aviation, business & general aviation, and unmanned aerial vehicles.

The ethanol segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

Mitsui & Co, Ltd. company has a dominant position in the alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel market.

The market in the Europe region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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