Qantas and Airbus to invest up to $200M in Australian Sustainable Aviation Fuel Partnership

June 21, 2022 |

In Australia, the Australian Sustainable Aviation Fuel Partnership was signed by Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury in Doha, ahead of the IATA AGM. The landmark agreement will see the Qantas Group and Airbus invest up to $200 million to accelerate the establishment of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry in Australia.

Due to the lack of a local commercial-scale SAF industry, Australia is currently exporting millions of tons of feedstock every year, such as canola and animal tallow to be made into SAF in other countries.   

The Qantas Group, which has committed to using 10 per cent SAF in its overall fuel mix by 2030, is sourcing SAF overseas. This includes 15 per cent of its fuel use out of London currently and 20 million liters each year for flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Australia from 2025. 

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