OMV and AEG Fuels bring SAF to market at Vienna airport
The two companies have agreed to market an on-demand quantity of SAF in 2022, allowing end users, mainly from the general aviation segment, to access the product as an alternative to conventional jet fuel at Vienna International Airport.
The sustainable fuel is produced at the OMV Schwechat Refinery by co-processing regional used cooking oil provided by Austrian based collector Münzer Bioindustrie in the fuel production process.
This approach makes the entire production chain as regional as possible and keeps transport routes to a minimum.
With OMV’s direct pipeline to Vienna International Airport, SAF will be available for refuelling end users as needed.
Josef Rath, senior vice president industrial sales and marketing at OMV, said: “With AEG Fuels we have a strong sales partner at Vienna International Airport and can thus significantly increase the availability of OMV's sustainable aviation fuel for end customers. I am convinced that the replacement of fossil kerosene with fuels made from renewable raw materials is an indispensable strong lever to promote CO2-neutral flying. With tailor-made sustainable aviation fuel solutions for our customers, we want to make a significant contribution to the decarbonization of the aviation industry.”
Daria Napolskikh, director of supply, Europe for AEG Fuels, added: “AEG is committed to playing an active part in reducing the aviation industry’s carbon footprint. We are proud to partner with OMV to make the limited supply of their responsibly produced SAF available to our customers.
“Our closely coordinated collaboration delivers an immediate and straightforward solution for operators to cut their carbon emissions. By improving SAF availability, we are simplifying our customers’ pathways to achieving their sustainability goals. We are excited to provide the aviation industry with decarbonisation tools through our partnership with OMV in 2022 and beyond.”