United Arab Emirates renewable energy company Masdar, state oil firm Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and oil and gas major BP have agreed to conduct a joint feasibility study on exploring the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the country.
The agreement, which includes Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company Tadweer and Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways, would explore the production of SAF, alongside other products like renewable diesel and naphtha, using municipal solid waste and renewable hydrogen, Masdar said in a statement.
"The feasibility study will leverage the capabilities of the five partners to evaluate the technical and commercial viability of such a project. If the study’s conclusions are positive, the partners will target working toward developing the region’s first commercial-scale production capacity in Abu Dhabi," Masdar said.
Last year, Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Spanish multinational oil and gas firm Cepsa signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate the decarbonisation of air transport by researching and producing SAF.
According to a statement, both companies prioritise the development of these sustainable fuels as a tool to further reduce the carbon footprint of air transport and contribute to the goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the fight against climate change.
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