Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will be blended with conventional jet fuel
Emirates and Neste have expanded their partnership to cover the supply of more than 3 million gallons of blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel.
The sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will be supplied over two years, from 2024 to 2025, for Emirates’ flights departing from Amsterdam Schiphol and Singapore Changi airports.
Emirates’ partnership with Neste represents the largest volume of SAF to be uplifted by any airline based in the Middle East and Africa to date.
The blended SAF will comprise more than one million gallons of neat SAF. This represents a blended ratio of over 30% neat SAF combined with conventional Jet A-1 fuel.
Before the end of this year, the airline will also uplift SAF for the first time from its Dubai hub.
SAF reduces carbon emissions of air travel by up to 80% over the fuel’s life cycle when compared to using conventional jet fuel
Emirates Airline president Sir Tim Clark said: "Our ongoing partnership with Neste demonstrates our active engagement and support of the rapidly developing SAF industry, and we hope that the robust demand coming from Emirates and other airlines encourages the scaling up of SAF production and other emerging clean propulsion technologies."
Earlier this year, Emirates, in partnership with Neste and other industry stakeholders, successfully completed the first 100% SAF-powered demonstration flight in the region, utilising a Boeing 777-300ER operating on 100% SAF in one engine.
The airline’s first flight powered by SAF blended with jet fuel took place in 2017 from Chicago.
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