Ryanair’s pathway to net zero includes greater SAF usage

Ryanair has announced its new decarbonisation strategy – Pathway to Net Zero.
This incluces 34% decarbonisation through the increased use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
With more than a third of its decarbonisation to come from the increased use of SAF, Ryanair is working with the EU and fuel suppliers to accelerate supply of this greener fuel.
As part of this, Ryanair established the Ryanair Sustainable Aviation Research Centre in partnership with Trinity College Dublin.
This partnership will deliver research in SAF, zero carbon aircraft propulsion systems and noise mapping.
Ryanair will continue to invest in new technology, aircraft, as underpinned by its $22 billion commitment to purchase 210 Boeing 737-8200 ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft. To date the airline has taken delivery of 55 new aircraft, which carry 4% more passengers, reduces fuel consumption and CO2 by 16% and lowers noise emissions by 40%.
Ryanair’s director of sustainability Thomas Fowler said: “As Europe’s greenest major airline, Ryanair understands that aviation plays a pivotal role in tackling climate change and our Pathway to Net Zero will help us do just that.
“We are working tirelessly with our team and strategic partners to lead the way in making aviation more sustainable. We were delighted to be upgraded to a ‘B’ rating by the CDP this year, recognising our commitment to reducing our environmental impact. While we’ve already come a long way, we will continue to lead the sustainable aviation agenda in European aviation as we embark on our ambitious Pathway to Net Zero by 2050.”

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