Qatar Airways signs SAF deal for 25 million gallons with Gevo

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Qatar Airways and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Gevo have signed an offtake agreement for 25 million gallons of neat SAF over the course of five years.
Deliveries are expected to commence in 2028 at various airports in California. Qatar Airways will be uplifting 5 million US gallons of neat SAF every year and will blend it with its existing supply of conventional jet fuel.
The airline became the first airline in the Middle East and Africa region to announce its commitment to an international SAF offtake agreement.
This partnership is part of the airline’s earlier commitment, along with other oneworld® Alliance members to purchase up to 200 million US gallons of SAF from Gevo.
In September 2020, oneworld became the first global airline alliance to unite behind a common target to achieve carbon neutrality with net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The alliance subsequently committed to a target of 10% sustainable aviation fuel use across the alliance by 2030.
Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways continues to prioritise our commitment to net-zero flying by the middle of this century. Decarbonising aviation requires a gradual incorporation of lower carbon and sustainable aviation fuels, and we are proud to collaborate on this global effort for a better future.”
“By working with farmers on regenerative agricultural practices, Gevo can sustainability source feedstock to produce sustainable aviation fuel, while also increasing soil health, sequestering carbon, and providing nutritional products to the food chain, said Patrick Gruber, Gevo’s CEO.
“By building sustainability into every step of our business system, from sustainably grown feedstock to using renewable energy for production, we are helping Qatar Airways and other members of the oneworld alliance to reach their emission reduction goals.”

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