Gevo celebrated a momentous achievement in the decarbonisation of the aviation sector as India successfully completes its first commercial passenger flight using an indigenously produced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blend. AirAsia India flight i5-767, powered by a blend of indigenous SAF supplied by Indian Oil Corporation in partnership with Praj Industries successfully completed the journey between Pune and New Delhi.
Dr Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo, emphasised the importance of carbohydrate feedstock and its impact on agricultural communities, stating: "This historic achievement for the country of India of flying with carbohydrate based alcohol to jet SAF showcases the incredible potential of utilising locally sourced feedstock.
“It highlights the critical role of the farming community in India's journey towards energy independence and sustainable growth. Gevo is proud to partner with Praj Industries in developing innovative solutions that contribute to a greener future."
The SAF sourced for this initiative by Praj Industries was made possible through a partnership with Gevo using Gevo’s Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) technology to produce SAF using bio-based feedstock. Praj Industries produced SAF samples at its state-of-the-art R&D facility, Praj Matrix, which underwent rigorous testing at IOCL laboratories before being blended for the special flight.
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