Tag: SAF

EXCLUSIVE: Wizz Air welcomes new UK government's SAF plans

EXCLUSIVE: Wizz Air ‘positive’ about new UK government’s SAF plans

Wizz Air has welcomed the new UK government's plans for the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry ahead of the King's Speech next week. In Hamburg this week, the media were invited to celebrate the airline's 20th anniversary with a tour of Airbus's A320 Delivery Centre. ARGS questioned Yvo...

SAF to be produced from carbon dioxide and green hydrogen in 'world first'

SAF to be produced from carbon dioxide and green hydrogen in ‘world first’

In partnership with px Group, OXCCU will develop a "first-of-a-kind" demonstration plant at Saltend Chemicals Park in northern England that will convert carbon dioxide and green hydrogen into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as soon as 2026. The climate-tech spin-out from the University of Oxford ...

Vietnam Airlines' first use of sustainable aviation fuel

Vietnam Airlines’ first use of sustainable aviation fuel

This week Vietnam Airlines announced its first use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for a flight from Singapore's Changi Airport to Vietnam's capital city Hanoi. The national flag carrier's Airbus A321 was refuelled by SAF producer Neste at Changi Airport on 27 May. According to Neste, the m...

Airlines UK boss reaffirms sustainable aviation manifesto as general election called

Airlines UK boss reaffirms sustainable aviation manifesto as general election called

The CEO of Airlines UK has said there is "no time to lose" for the government to deliver a plan for a sustainable aviation industry. It comes after the British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak this week announced that a general election will take place on 4 July. Tim Alderslade, CEO of trade body Ai...

UK government confirms new SAF targets

UK government confirms new sustainable aviation fuel targets

The UK government has today confirmed new targets to ensure 10 per cent of all jet fuel in flights taking off from the UK is sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030. The UK's SAF mandate, which, subject to parliamentary approval, will come into force in January 2025, will be one of the first glob...

Wizz Air to be supplied 500,000 tonnes of SAF over 15 years as new UK production plant announced

Wizz Air to be supplied 500,000 tonnes of SAF over 15 years as new UK production plant announced

Firefly Green Fuels will supply Wizz Air with more than half a million tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over a 15-year period, it was announced today. This morning, the UK-based SAF producer, which is converting sewage sludge to sustainable aviation fuel, set out its plan to be producing...

Emirates aims to champion SAF at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Emirates aims to champion SAF at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Emirates will be supplied with more than two million gallons of blended SAF (sustainable aviation fuel) at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport this year in an "all-important milestone" towards decarbonising its operations, the airline announced today. In partnership with Neste, Emirates will track the env...

Ryanair signs 5-year deal with Enilive for access to up to 100,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel

Ryanair signs 5-year deal for access to up to 100,000 tonnes of SAF

Ryanair has signed a Letter of Intent with Enilive for the long-term supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at selected airports across Italy between 2025 and 2030. The agreement will give the budget airline access to up to 100,000 tonnes of SAF - which it said is the equivalent of 20,000 flig...

Half of airlines increasing ESG investment, according to report

New research has found that half of airlines are increasing investment in ESG initiatives as the aviation industry's focus on net zero intensifies. A new report by Amadeus, a Spanish travel technology solutions company, showed that 54 per cent of airlines are looking to reinforce their climate comm...

What does the UK’s ban on airlines’ ‘greenwashing’ ads mean for travel sellers and B2B distributors?

Last week the UK’s advertising watchdog banned Google adverts from Air France, Lufthansa and Etihad for giving a misleading impression of the airlines' environmental impact, as reported by ARGS.  This followed reports in September of separate similar actions against Ryanair, Etihad and Lufthansa...

SAF industry needs to upscale 1,600 times to meet net zero targets

The sustainable aviation fuel industry would have to increase by 1,600 times its current size to meet the aviation sector's 2050 net zero carbon emissions target, according to one UK-based SAF producer. James Hygate, founder and CEO of Firefly, which makes SAF from sewage, claimed that for the indu...

Infinium receives $75m to convert waste carbon dioxide into SAF

Electrofuels producer Infinium has received $75m in funding to convert waste carbon dioxide and renewable power into SAF and other low-carbon fuels. It comes in the form of a project equity investment from Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, and will be used to "realise" Infinium's Project Roadrunner whi...

Is sustainable fuel as green as the aviation industry claims?

This week marked what the aviation industry saw as a triumphant first with the successful flight of a Virgin Atlantic aircraft powered entirely by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) across the Atlantic. Upon landing in the US, Sir Richard Branson said the achievement will hopefully mean "the start of a...

WATCH: Virgin Atlantic’s fully SAF-powered Dreamliner lands after ‘historic’ transatlantic flight

Yesterday, Virgin Atlantic's fully-SAF powered Dreamliner landed in the US after it flew across the Atlantic from London Heathrow to New York JFK. The flight, dubbed Flight100, was fully-powered by SAF (sustainable aviation fuel), making the "historic" journey the first of its kind. Sir Richard Br...

Virgin Atlantic makes first transatlantic flight with sustainable fuel

Virgin Atlantic's highly anticipated transatlantic flight running on "100 per cent" sustainable aviation fuel is set to take off today. The "historic" flight, dubbed Flight100, taking off from London Heathrow this morning and landing later today at New York JFK, has been hailed as an industry first...

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