Airways Magazine - Lee Cross

British Airways (BA) and Aer Lingus (EI) have reached an agreement with Californian renewable fuel company Aemetis to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for their operations at San Francisco (SFO).

The International Airlines Group (IAG) owned carriers will purchase a total of 78,400 tonnes (26m gallons) of SAF over seven years, starting in 2025. This is enough to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 248,000 tonnes.

IAG was the first airline group in Europe to commit to using SAF for 10% of its fuel by 2030 and the first in the world to commit to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The group’s Head of Sustainability, Jonathon Counsell, said: “SAF is key to decarbonizing aviation and IAG has to date committed $865 million in SAF purchases and investments. We see great potential to develop a long-term partnership with Aemetis who is at the cutting edge of producing low carbon biofuels from sustainable wastes.”

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