Alaska Airlines is partnering with climate-tech company CHOOOSE to provide new options for sustainability-minded guests to take action on their travel-related carbon emissions by purchasing SAF credits or support nature-based climate projects.
BioForming Sugar to Aromatics (S2A) technology developed by Virent and Johnson Matthey has enabled the first-ever drop-in 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) trans-Atlantic flight by a commercial airline.
Shell and Rotterdam The Hague Airport have signed a long-term agreement to blend sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on all aircraft fueled at the airport, starting in 2024. The airport has set a minimum target of 8 percent SAF blending.
Virgin Atlantic’s historic flight on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) took off from London Heathrow to New York JFK on Nov. 28. The flight demonstrates the capability of SAF as a safe drop-in replacement for fossil derived jet fuel.
During the Williamtown Air Show in Australia, the Roulettes, the Royal Australian Air Force's aerobatic display team, performed a first public display using Neste’s SAF. The fuel was supplied by Viva Energy in cooperation with Neste and Vitol.
Emirates has become the first airline to operate an Airbus A380 demonstration flight with one of the aircraft’s four engines powered with Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The flight took off on Nov. 22 from Dubai International Airport.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. on Nov. 20 announced the successful completion of the world's first trans-Atlantic flight using 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Accomplished on Nov. 19, the flight took place on a Gulfstream G600 aircraft.
Rolls-Royce on Nov. 13 announced that it has successfully completed compatibility testing of 100 percent SAF on all its in-production civil aero engine types. All the tests confirmed the use of 100 percent SAF does not affect engine performance.
Jetex has announced it is now offering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its flagship private terminal in Dubai, giving aircraft operators and private owners the opportunity to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority has issued Virgin Atlantic with a permit to fly a world-first transatlantic 100 percent SAF flight. Virgin Atlantic plans to fly across the Atlantic from London Heathrow to New York JFK on Nov. 28.
The first Emirates flights operating with SAF provided by Shell Aviation have taken off from Dubai International Airport (DXB). Emirates’ flight EK 412 bound for Sydney on Oct. 24 was among the first to operate with SAF.
Southwest Airlines Co. on Nov. 2 announced an offtake agreement with USA BioEnergy LLC for up to 680 million gallons of neat sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be delivered over a 20-year period from USA Bioenergy’s proposed facility in Texas.
SAF reduces the number of ultrafine particles that are emitted from the aircraft engines, thereby improving air quality. This is one of the conclusions drawn from a large-scale international study using a SAS aircraft at Copenhagen Airport.
Farnborough Airport, the home of British aviation and Europe’s leading airport for premium air travel connectivity, on Oct. 25 announced the sale of its millionth liter of SAF. The airport began offering SAF to its customers in 2021.
The call for presentation abstracts for the 17th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, produced by Biomass Magazine, is now open. The event will take place March 4-6, 2024, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia.
OMV and Ryanair on Oct. 19 announced the signing of an offtake agreement to supply 500 metric tons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Vienna Airport in 2023. The agreement will save over 1,250 metric tons in CO2 emissions .
Cebu Pacific, the Philippines' leading airline, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Neste, the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), to explore the supply and purchase of SAF in Asia Pacific.
Rolls-Royce on Oct. 18 announced the successful completion of a series of tests with 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on its latest generation of business aviation engines, the Pearl 15 and the Pearl 10X.
Embraer on Oct. 15 announced it has successfully tested the Phenom 300E and Praetor 600 on 100 percent neat sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). SAF for the testing was provided by World Fuel and used to fuel one engine.
DHL Express and World Energy have signed a long-term strategic agreement to accelerate the decarbonization of aviation logistics through the purchase of approximately 668 million liters of SAF via sustainable aviation fuel certificates (SAFc).
Emirates and Neste have expanded their partnership by solidifying their collaboration for the supply of over 3 million gallons of blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel in 2024 and 2025. The SAF will be supplied over the course of 2024 and 2025.
Avfuel Corp. is launching its Avfuel Zero, a program that aims to help flight operators create tailored emissions reduction plans by leveraging a wide array of sustainable solutions, including SAF, book and claim for SAF, and carbon credits.
Boeing is partnering with NASA and United Airlines for in-flight testing to measure how sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) affects contrails and non-carbon emissions, in addition to reducing the fuel's life cycle climate impact.
Neste, ISCC and DHL Group have joined forces to pioneer and test a system through which airlines, logistics service providers and end customers such as corporates can credibly report the emission reduction achieved by using SAF.
Aircraft flying into Las Vegas’ three airports for the 2023 National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition will have an opportunity to fuel up with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
The Council of the European Union on Oct. 9 adopted regulations for the ReFuelEU initiative. The new law aims to boost both the demand for and supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) within the European Union.
Emirates has announced an agreement with Shell Aviation for the supply of over 300,000 gallons of blended SAF for use at the airline’s international hub in Dubai. The first SAF delivery under the agreement is expected to commence this year.
OMV on Sept. 18 announced that it has signed an offtake agreement to supply 2,000 metric tons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to the Air France-KLM Group in 2023. This offtake agreement follows an existing MOU between the companies.
Evident on Sept. 21 announced that World Energy has become the first user of its new, international global standard for SAF. The certification scheme, named Fly-i, will work in a similar way to the procurement of RECs.
The U.S. DOE has released a RFI to better understand the challenges facing critical elements within SAF supply chains. The agency is specifically seeking input from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and stakeholders.