Japan’s largest airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced in June that it has signed an offtake agreement with LanzaTech for the purchase of sustainable aviation fuel.
The agreement targets 2021 for the delivery of the fuel, according to the company, and is part of the airline’s efforts to minimise its environmental impact and meet sustainable development goals.
"ANA has always been guided by our values, and our decision to transition to sustainable aviation fuel reflects how seriously we take our commitment to the environment," said Akihiko Miura, executive vice-president of ANA.
"Adopting this advanced fuel will allow us to reduce CO2 emissions and meet the ambitious sustainable development goals that we have set for the airline. At ANA, we seek innovative solutions to the most pressing problems, and we will continue looking for ways to reduce our ecological impact in order to create a better world."
LanzaTech will use its gas fermentation technology to create ethanol and will commercialise technology developed with Pacific Northwest National Labs that enables the production of sustainable aviation fuel.
In 2018, ANA signed a partnership agreement with Mitsui & Co., which invested in LanzaTech, to develop a sustainable aviation fuel manufacturing business using LanzaTech’s catalytic technology.
Sustainable aviation fuel developed by LanzaTech will be blended with at least 50% conventional jet fuel, easing the transition to full sustainability.