Tag: SAF

European Parliament committee members adopt draft SAF rules

European Parliament committee members adopt draft SAF rules

June 28, 2022 |

In Belgium, MEPs on the Transport and Tourism Committee adopted a draft negotiating mandate on the ReFuelEU aviation rules by 25 votes to six and three abstentions on Monday. The adopted text aims to increase the uptake of sustainable fuels by aircraft operators and EU airports to cut emissions from aviation and ensure Europe becomes […]

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Sinotec starts SAF production in Eastern China

Sinotec starts SAF production in Eastern China

June 28, 2022 |

In China, Reuters reports that Sinotec has produced its first batch of sustainable aviation fuel at its Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co refinery in Eastern China. The facility has the capacity to produce 100,000 metric tons of SAF annually from used cooking oil. The technology has been under development since 2009 and received a certificate […]

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ATR and Braathens test 100% SAF flight

ATR and Braathens test 100% SAF flight

June 22, 2022 |

In Sweden, regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplier Neste supplier Neste collaborated to enable the first ever 100% SAF-powered test flight on a commercial regional aircraft. When used in neat form Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ reduces greenhouse gas emissions over its life cycle by up […]

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Shell, Accenture, and American Express Global Business Travel launch blockchain SAF program

Shell, Accenture, and American Express Global Business Travel launch blockchain SAF program

June 21, 2022 |

In New York state, Shell, Accenture, and American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) are jointly announcing the launch of Avelia, one of the world’s first blockchain-powered digital sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) book-and-claim solutions for business travel. It is the largest SAF book-and-claim pilot at launch, offering around 1 million gallons of SAF – enough […]

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For the first time, SAF delivered to NY using existing petroleum pipelines

For the first time, SAF delivered to NY using existing petroleum pipelines

June 15, 2022 |

In New York, sustainable aviation fuel has been safely delivered to New York’s LaGuardia Airport through the Colonial and Buckeye pipeline systems – two essential pieces of American energy infrastructure and existing petroleum pipelines. The low-emission jet fuel will power a Delta Air Lines flight, marking a seminal moment in the ongoing development and distribution […]

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SAF flying high on helicopters! Japan’s first SAF helicopter flight

SAF flying high on helicopters! Japan’s first SAF helicopter flight

June 5, 2022 |

We’ve talked about sustainable aviation fuel so much in regards to airplanes, but how about helicopters? Well, news came in that Airbus Helicopters in Japan and Japan’s leading helicopter operator Nakanihon Air (NNK) jointly performed the country’s first ever helicopter flight powered with sustainable aviation fuel. So this made us look at SAF and helicopters […]

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Iberia flies to the US on Repsol’s SAF

Iberia flies to the US on Repsol’s SAF

June 2, 2022 |

In Spain, Repsol and Iberia took another step in their alliance to reduce emissions in the airline industry with the first long-haul flights using biofuel produced in Spain from biological waste. The biojet fuel used is from a batch produced in 2021 at Repsol’s Petronor refinery in Bilbao. The first flight to use biofuel was […]

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Nakanihon Air flies on 10% Euglena SAF

Nakanihon Air flies on 10% Euglena SAF

June 2, 2022 |

In Japan, Airbus Helicopters in Japan and Japan’s leading helicopter operator Nakanihon Air (NNK) have jointly performed the country’s first ever helicopter flight powered with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). NNK’s H215 helicopter conducted a 30-minute flight at Nagoya Airport in Aichi Prefecture.  The aircraft was fueled with 600 liters of “SUSTEO 10”, a renewable jet […]

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Malaysia Airlines will use SAF in first passenger flights between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

Malaysia Airlines will use SAF in first passenger flights between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

May 31, 2022 |

In Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines will operate the first passenger flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) between Kuala Lumpur – Singapore via MH603 and Singapore – Kuala Lumpur via MH606 on June 5, 2022 in conjunction with World Environment Day. The dedicated SAF-powered flights on 5 June will be operated on the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, using […]

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SAF keeps flying high in 2022 – Aemetis 13M gallons for Alaska Airlines; Neste, Etihad SAF delivery

SAF keeps flying high in 2022 – Aemetis 13M gallons for Alaska Airlines; Neste, Etihad SAF delivery

May 29, 2022 |

While news of IndyCar going 100% biofuel in 2023 is pretty exciting, it was also a big week for sustainable aviation fuel too. Between the news that the delivery of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Etihad Airways marks the first time in Japan that SAF will be supplied to an overseas airline at an […]

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