Singapore International Airlines is set to start using a blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) derived from used cooking oil and waste animal fats under a one-year pilot programme.
The airline said it will purchase 1.25 million litres – or about 330,000 gallons – of this blended SAF.
All Singapore International Airline flights and those of its low-budget affiliate, Scoot, will use the new fuel from Singapore’s Changi Airport later this year.
Singapore Airlines also joined airplane manufacturer Airbus, engine-maker Rolls Royce and aviation technology company Safran to sign the Global SAF Declaration at the Singapore Airshow, committing to promote the acceleration of the development, production and consumption of SAF.
“The Global SAF Declaration reaffirms SIA’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. SIA remains firmly committed to our sustainability goals and has been actively advancing the use of SAF in Singapore together with our partners,” said Lee Wen Fen, senior vice president corporate planning, Singapore Airlines.
“Beyond SAF, we also use multiple levers to achieve our goals, including achieving higher operational efficiency and investing in new-generation aircraft. We will continue to collaborate with like-minded partners globally to work towards decarbonisation and environmental sustainability in our operations.”
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