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Scandinavian Airline System to purchase sustainable aviation fuel from Gevo

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Renewable fuels producer Gevo has signed a fuel sales agreement with Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use and distribution in low-carbon fuel regions in the US.

Under the new supply contract, Gevo will supply SAF to SAS from the producer’s expanded facility in Luverne, Minnesota, which is expected to be built over the next few years.

“SAS is a pioneer in the use of sustainable aviation fuel, such as launching a new ancillary product that gives travellers the option to reduce their climate impact through the purchase of biofuel when booking a ticket, or at any time before departure,” commented Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo.

“This agreement is another step in that innovative approach to sustainability. SAS is a leader in their commitment to SAF, and we are happy to partner with them as we continue our crusade to lower the carbon intensity of aviation fuels.”

Lars Andersen Resare, head of sustainability at SAS, added: “SAS has ambitious goals in reducing its climate affecting emissions by 25% in 2030. In order to do this and bridge the gap to a future zero emission aviation we are determined to increase the use of biofuels. This agreement is yet another important step for SAS' transformation toward a more sustainable aviation.”