TotalEnergies and Air France-KLM seal large SAF deal

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TotalEnergies and Air France-KLM have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the delivery of more than 1 million cubic metres or 800,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over the 10-year period.
The SAF will be produced by TotalEnergies at its biorefineries and will be made available to Air France-KLM Group’s airlines for flights departing from France and the Netherlands.
With the signing of this MoU, Air France-KLM and TotalEnergies confirm their collaboration and their goal of furthering the development of a more responsible aviation sector.
Air France-KLM Group and TotalEnergies have been collaborating on the use of SAF for nearly 10 years.
Their partnership began with “Lab Line for the Future” in 2014, a two-year experiment during which 78 flights between Paris-Orly and Toulouse and between Paris-Orly and Nice were powered by 10% SAF supplied by TotalEnergies.
In January 2020, Air France and TotalEnergies participated, alongside Safran and Suez, in the Call for Expression of Interest launched by the French government aimed at developing sustainable aviation fuel production in France.
“Biofuel development is one of our company’s strategic priorities. This new partnership with Air France-KLM exemplifies the excellence of industry and French aerospace in committing to a more sustainable aviation sector. By directly reducing the carbon intensity of the energy products used by our air transport customers, we are actively working with them to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, together with society,” said Patrick Pouyanné, chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies.
“Air France-KLM is fully committed to advancing SAF production in Europe and around the world. This Memorandum of Understanding with TotalEnergies is another building block in the development of French production that can meet the airlines’ needs, marking a milestone in the successful decarbonisation of our business. We continue to step up our efforts to reduce the impact of our operations as quickly as possible, and we look forward to working with TotalEnergies to accelerate our efforts to reduce the impact of our operations as quickly as possible,” added Benjamin Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM.

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