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Singapore Airlines buys 1,000mt of domestically refined SAF from Neste

The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group bought 1,000 mt of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from major biofuels company Neste. SAF is refined at the Neste's refinery in Singapore and will be supplied to SIA in the quarter to June and the quarter to December this year. It is said to be the first time for Neste to sell SAF to airlines from its facility in Singapore.

The SIA group operates the world class Singapore Airlines and the low-cost carrier Scoot. The group announced last year that it would increase the use of SAF to 5% of its total fuel requirements. It targets net zero carbon dioxide emissions in 2050.

The Singapore government decided to make it obligatory for airplanes departing from the country to use 1% of SAF and to introduce an SAF-related tax on airline ticket fees. The government aims to expand the use of SAF by making travelers bear part of the cost.

SAF is a type of jet fuel produced from used cooking oil or from biomass. Current infrastructures can be utilized and the use of SAF can significantly cut carbon dioxide emissions compared to conventional fuels.


Singapore : Energy Desk  Satoshi Hagimoto   +81-3-3552-2411Copyright © RIM Intelligence Co. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.