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Shell and SkyNRG initiate SAF supply to airlines at SFO

Posted 6 December 2018 · Add Comment

Shell Aviation and SkyNRG have commenced the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to international airlines KLM, SAS and Finnair at San Francisco Airport (SFO).



The fuel is produced by World Energy, currently the only SAF refinery worldwide. The initial phase of the arrangement aims to pave the way for longer term, more resilient supply chains for sustainable aviation fuels and reduce the carbon emissions of flights from SFO and other airports. Following May’s agreement, Shell Aviation is the first major fuel supplier to support SFO in its ambition to expand the use of sustainable aviation fuel in its operations.

“With our focus on achieving zero net energy, carbon neutrality and zero waste, we are setting bold goals for our airport, and our industry,” said SFO Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “Shell Aviation, World Energy, SkyNRG, KLM, SAS and Finnair have partnered to take an important first step towards this goal. We thank this entire team for leading the way in reducing carbon emissions in air transportation and at SFO.”

This initiative responds to the Aviation industry’s ambitious targets, including the cap on net aviation CO2 emissions from 2020 and is a clear sign of commitment by those involved.  “The Aviation industry faces a formidable challenge; how to grow safely and responsibly given the expected doubling of passenger numbers by 2037. At Shell Aviation we are proud to be leading the response. The supply of SAF to San Francisco airport brings together all parts of the sustainable aviation fuel value chain and embodies the spirit of collaboration that is essential to delivering a low carbon future for the industry” said Anne Anderson, Vice-President Shell Aviation.

Jurriaan de Jonge, Director of Fuel Supply & Risk Management from KLM said “In the transition towards a sustainable aviation industry it is the partnerships and cooperation that make a difference. KLM, SkyNRG and World Energy have been doing that successfully for years at LAX. We look forward to seeing the developments at SFO and supporting Shell and SkyNRG in their efforts."

The SAF sourced by SkyNRG from World Energy’s Paramount refinery in Los Angeles is made from used cooking oil, resulting in a fuel that has significantly lower lifecycle carbon emissions than conventional jet fuel. In general, sustainable aviation fuel has a reduction potential of 60-80%, compared to conventional jet fuel. The SAF is supplied through the existing SFO refuelling infrastructure and can be used by airlines without requiring technical modification to their current fleets.

“We’re proud that we can facilitate San Francisco Airport’s desire to continue and increase the uplift of SAF at their airport. The offtake of our renewable fuels at SFO is another milestone for the industry and confirms the stakeholders’ commitment to combat the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions” said Bryan Sherbacow, CCO of World Energy.

Theye Veen, Executive Director SkyNRG, added: “The industry needs collective efforts to scale the development of sustainable aviation. This joint initiative at SFO is a perfect example that would not have been possible without our long-standing supply partner World Energy. In our collaboration with Shell Aviation we aim to lead the way towards making the aviation industry more sustainable and we strive to get more industry players on board.”
 

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