Icelandair reaches deal to receive local SAF supply

March 8, 2023 |

In the UK, Business Travel Europe reported that Icelandair has signed an agreement with local manufacturer IdunnH2 to take delivery of enough sustainable aviation fuel to reduce carbon emissions by up to 10%. Under the terms of the agreement, the airline will receive 45,000 tons of SAF from 2028 onwards to help power its international flights. The SAF will be produced at a site near Keflavík International airport where it will be blended with conventional jet fuel so it can be used in Icelandair’s current fleet of aircraft, according to the report. Icelandair has set a target of reaching net-zero for its carbon emissions by 2050. Bogi Nils Bogason, CEO of Icelandair, said: “We at Icelandair have set ambitious goals to reduce carbon emissions and have already invested significantly in fleet renewal which is currently the most effective measure to reduce emissions.” “It is, however, going to be the utilization of sustainable aviation fuels that will play an important role on this journey in international aviation over the next years. The challenge is that there is not enough production in the world today and therefore not enough supply. We believe there are great opportunities for Iceland to start such production,” he added.

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