Aer Lingus has signed a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement with US-based renewable fuels producer Gevo, Inc. that will see the purchase of 19,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel per year for five years, according to a statement published on MediaCentre.AerLingus.com.
Aer Lingus intends to start fuelling its aircraft with SAF from Gevo from 2026, according to the statement published on MediaCentre.AerLingus.com, which also noted that the supply agreement will see Aer Lingus purchase enough SAF to reduce lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions by a minimum of 180,000 tonnes.
Statement By Aer Lingus CEO
statement published on MediaCentre.AerLingus.com included a statement from Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton that said, "This agreement with Gevo marks an exciting and critical step on our journey to net zero carbon emissions and underlines our commitment to powering 10% of flights using sustainable aviation fuel by 2030.
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"The sustainable aviation fuel produced by Gevo will be used to power our flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco and, from 2026, 50% of fuel purchased by Aer Lingus from California will be sustainable aviation fuel."
Statement By Gevo CEO
The statement published on MediaCentre.AerLingus.com also included a statement by Gevo CEO Dr Patrick R. Gruber that said, "Gevo's sustainable aviation fuel delivers renewable energy to a transportation sector that is actively seeking to reduce its carbon intensity. Because our fuel is fungible and drop-in ready, it's expected to have an immediate impact to help our partner airlines achieve their sustainability targets ahead of schedule."
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