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Virgin Atlantic purchases 10 million gallons of SAF from Gevo

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Virgin Atlantic will purchase 10 million gallons per annum of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced by Gevo.
The fuel will be supplied by Virgin Atlantic’s joint venture partner, Delta Air Lines. The agreement with Delta builds on the existing long-term partnership between Delta and Gevo and increases the use of SAF from the US West Coast.
SAF produced by Gevo will come from one of its future production facilities.
Gevo’s production process separates sugars and proteins from non-edible industrial corn grown using climate smart agricultural practices.
This new SAF agreement with Delta represents 20% of Virgin Atlantic’s 2030 SAF target and is equivalent to fuelling more than 500 flights across the transatlantic from Los Angeles.
Holly Boyd Boland, VP corporate development at Virgin Atlantic commented: “We know that SAF has a fundamental role to play in aviation decarbonisation. The demand from airlines is clear and Virgin Atlantic is committed to supporting the scale up of SAF production at pace. We cannot meet our collective ambition of Net Zero 2050 without it.
“We’re proud that our fleet leads the way on fuel and carbon efficiency, but we know that more needs to be done. We’re excited to be partnering with Delta to further reduce our carbon emissions on flights across the transatlantic.”
Pam Fletcher, Delta’s CSO and head of corporate innovation, said: “We need to create strong demand signals to ensure SAF can scale affordably to the levels our industry needs on the path to net zero by 2050. That’s why we’re excited about this joint partnership with Virgin Atlantic and Gevo that brings further commitment to SAF for the benefit of customers, our industry and the planet.”






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