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Oneworld agrees SAF deal over seven years beginning in 2024

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Members of the oneworld alliance intend to purchase more than 350 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from renewable fuels company Aemetis.
This is for their operations at San Francisco International Airport - further signifying the alliance’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
Once finalised, the agreements will cover the delivery of SAF over a seven-year term beginning in 2024.
oneworld members including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qantas and Qatar Airways will look to utilise the SAF for their operations.
The blended SAF is 40% sustainable aviation fuel and 60% petroleum jet fuel to meet international blended sustainable aviation fuel standards.
The sustainable aviation fuel will be produced at the Aemetis Carbon Zero plant currently under development in Riverbank, California.
oneworld chairman and Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Our alliance is standing together with the industry in supporting the transition to net-zero. As sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will play an important role in meeting aviation’s decarbonisation targets, we are proud to establish another milestone and drive the SAF use at commercial scale. We encourage all stakeholders to support our industry efforts to ensure the affordability and availability of SAF that meets the sustainability criteria as recognised by ICAO.”
“The Aemetis Carbon Zero plant under development in the Central Valley of California is designed to utilise zero carbon intensity electricity, negative carbon intensity hydrogen from waste wood, and renewable oils along with CO2 sequestration to produce low carbon intensity sustainable aviation fuel,” said Eric McAfee, the founder, chairman and CEO of Aemetis. “The plant is designed to reduce air pollution in local disadvantaged communities by reducing orchard wood burning in fields, while creating more than 2,000 direct and indirect jobs in a lower income agricultural area.”