Masdar and Airbus collaborate on SAF solutions
The agreement highlights areas of collaboration between the two companies, including SAF, green hydrogen, direct air capture technologies, as well as supporting the development and implementation of 'book and claim' solutions.
Direct air capture technologies enable the capturing of atmospheric CO2 which could, in combination with hydrogen be used to produce synthetic SAF.
Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, chief executive officer, Masdar, said: "This MoU with Airbus further amplifies Masdar's commitment to accelerating the reduction of global carbon emissions and pioneering worldwide efforts towards decarbonisation.
“We look forward to working closely with Airbus to support the development of the global sustainable aviation fuel market and to exploring the adoption of creative low carbon solutions in support of net-zero."
Mikail Houari, president, Airbus Africa and Middle East, said: "SAF is one of the best solutions for reducing the aviation sector's carbon footprint and this agreement will support in advancing its much-needed development and growth.
“At Airbus, we continue to lead the industry towards a more sustainable future. We are committed to contributing to driving innovation to support the ambition set by IATA, ATAG and ICAO to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050."