From Farm to Flight

Part of the Marquis group of companies, Marquis Sustainable Aviation Fuel was founded in 2022. The company is constructing a 120 million gallons per year integrated sustainable fuels plant using low-carbon intensity (CI) ethanol to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel via the Ethanol-to-Jet process. The plant will employ on-site carbon capture and sequestration, sustainable farming, and innovative practices to produce renewable fuels, resulting in a lifecycle greenhouse gas reduction of more than 70% compared to conventional jet fuel.

Strategically Located

The Marquis Sustainable Aviation Fuel facility will be a first-of-its-kind, fully integrated sustainable fuels production facility located in the Marquis Industrial Complex in Hennepin, Illinois. The 3,500-acre industrial site is adjacent to the Illinois River and just two hours southwest of Chicago. 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 O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport. The Marquis Industrial Complex also connects with a Class I railroad and multiple interstate highways.

Committed to Sustainability

On track for the Marquis Industrial Complex to be the world’s first carbon-neutral industrial complex with on-site access to carbon injection, Marquis Sustainable Aviation Fuel will fully integrate ETJ technology and utilize carbon capture, corn kernel fiber technology, and will produce high protein feed and renewable corn oil.