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IAG Sustainable Aviation Fuel Deal To Power Aer Lingus's San Francisco Flights

By Dave Simpson

Renewable fuels company Aemetis, Inc. has announced that it has agreed a multi-year agreement with Aer Lingus parent International Airlines Group (IAG) to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to power Aer Lingus and British Airways flights from San Francisco Airport from 2025, according to a statement published on MediaCentre.AerLingus.com.

Details

IAG will purchase 78,400 tonnes of SAF over a seven year period, which is enough to reduce CO2 emissions by up as much as 248,000 tonnes, or the equivalent of removing more than 16,000 cars from the road, during the seven year period, according to the statement published on MediaCentre.AerLingus.com.

Statement By Aer Lingus CEO

The statement published on MediaCentre.AerLingus.com quoted Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton as saying, "As we work towards our commitment of powering 10% of flights using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030, this agreement with Aemetis will see aircraft on our San Francisco route using low carbon biofuels from sustainable wastes.

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"This summer we have signed two significant SAF deals and a lease agreement for two new Airbus A320neo aircraft. These are all key steps in achieving our lower-carbon future and net zero carbon emissions by 2050."

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