SIA to sell SAF credits soon

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) is to begin selling sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) credits in July.
This will help air travellers mitigate carbon footprints as businesses and governments work to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
SIA plans to sell 1,000 SAF credits to travellers and freight forwarders, it said in a joint statement Wednesday with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Temasek Holdings.
The credits are generated from 1,000 tons of the cleaner fuel delivered to Changi Airport, and each credit purchased will help reduce 2.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, according to the statement.
Airlines and governments are looking to SAF as a way to cut emissions.
Singapore announced in November a year-long pilot programme to use a blend of SAF on flights operated by SIA and its budget arm Scoot from Changi Airport in the third quarter.
While the fuel should help the airline reduce emissions, limited availability poses a challenge to cutting jet-fuel consumption.
“We can now offer more opportunities for our corporate customers and travellers to mitigate their carbon emissions using SAF credits,” Lee Wen Fen, senior vice president of corporate planning at the airline, said in the statement. “This will help to accelerate and scale up the collective adoption of SAF, reinforcing our commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.”