HCS Group joins the Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany (aireg)

HCS Group joins the Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany (aireg)
21st August 2023 Sandra Zirm
  • As a member of aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany – HCS Group will support the ramp-up and adoption of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to assist the aviation industry in achieving its ambitious greenhouse gas emission targets.


Frankfurt a. M./ Berlin, Germany, August 22 2023 – HCS Group, a leading international supplier of solutions for high-value hydrocarbon specialties, has joined the Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany (aireg). The initiative is an association of companies and organisations from industry, research and science and is committed to achieving the ambitious CO2 reduction targets of the aviation industry.

“We are convinced that we can make an important contribution to more sustainable flying”, says Dr. Harald Dialer, Chief Commercial Officer HCS Group, and adds: “As a member of aireg, we are committed to driving the market ramp-up of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and actively supporting the various stakeholders in the aviation industry with their sustainability strategies by contributing our long-standing expertise in processing renewable feedstocks into innovative energy solutions.”

 Melanie Form, Member of the aireg Board and Managing Director, says about joining: “We are very pleased to welcome HCS Group as a new member. The HCS Group’s plan to build an SAF production facility in Speyer is an important contribution to establishing Germany as an SAF production location. We are convinced that by working together, we will be able to advance the defossilisation of aviation.”

HCS Group’s corporate strategy is to drive defossilisation by providing sustainable hydrocarbon solutions to customers. Only recently, HCS Group announced its intention to enter the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) market in 2026 with its ambition to be the first commercial producer in Germany. To this end, the company plans to build a production facility at its manufacturing center in Speyer, Germany, operated by Haltermann Carless. The site is strategically located offering ideal prerequisites for supplying customers in Europe with SAF produced from waste biomass from the agricultural and forestry sector and in compliance with Europe’s Renewable Energy Directive RED II.








By 2026, HCS Group intends to produce 60,000 tons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and renewable specialty hydrocarbons at the production site in Speyer, Germany, operated by Haltermann Carless.  © HCS Group










About HCS Group

HCS Group is one of leading international suppliers of high-value hydrocarbon solutions in Mobility, Life Science, Industrial and Energy. The company employs about 500 people and has production sites in Germany, the UK, France and the USA. The products are sold worldwide through the traditional brands Haltermann Carless, ETS Racing Fuels and Electrical Oil Services (EOS). With access to renewable resources from strategic partners, the Group drives the development of sustainable products making a contributing to defossilisation and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2022, HCS Group received ISCC PLUS certification for the German sites in Hamburg and Speyer as well as ISCC EU certification for the production site in Harwich, UK.

For more information please visit: www.h-c-s-group.com.


About aireg e.V.

aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V. was founded in 2011 as an association of companies and organizations from industry, research and science. As a non-profit initiative, aireg is committed to the availability and use of renewable energies in aviation in order to achieve the ambitious CO₂ reduction targets of the aviation industry. The members come from all areas of the value chain of renewable energies for aviation: This ranges from research at universities and large research institutions, plant manufacturers and operators, biorefineries, the petroleum industry, engine and aircraft manufacturers, government organizations, non-governmental organizations and airports to airlines. The industrial members cover a broad international spectrum from start-ups to large corporations.

More information: www.aireg.de


Media Contacts:

Sandra Zirm
HCS Group GmbH
Edmund-Rumpler-Str. 3
60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
+49 69 695 386-117

Maren Berthold
aireg e.V.
Bundesratufer 10
10555 Berlin