World Fuel Services to supply SAF to UK MoD

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World Fuel Services (World Fuel) will supply the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (UK MoD) with a further 5,150,000 litres of aviation fuel.
The supplied fuel is blended with approximately 40% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), sourced from Neste.
This follows a collaboration between World Fuel and the UK MoD that saw the successful delivery of 4,000,000 litres of SAF between November 2023 and February this year.
The collaboration between World Fuel and the UK MoD marked the first step towards advancing the use of renewables and demonstrated World Fuel’s commitment to providing SAF supply in larger volumes to military organisations who demand it.
“World Fuel is committed to collaboration and investment to help our defence customers’ transition to renewables. Defence agreements like the Inverness SAF programme demonstrate our ability to access our extensive supply chain capabilities and deliver renewables where our military customers are ready,” said John Wynn, senior vice president, government solutions, World Fuel Services.
“Our experience in defence fuel supply chains was honed in Afghanistan, where we supported NATO. Most recently, we were awarded the Australian Defence Forces’ deployable bulk fuel distribution system. We applaud the UK RAF for their leading efforts demonstrated by raising the bar with larger volumes and longer commitments.”
“Establishing the routine procurement of aviation fuel blended with SAF is a critical early step to achieving defence’s net-zero aviation strategy.
“This has been developed to improve the resilience of Defence’s energy supply chains, as well as achieving the UK Government’s carbon emissions reduction trajectory from 2020 to 2050,” said Air Vice-Marshal Shaun Harris, director support.
“This work is being led by the RAF on behalf of Defence and closely aligns with the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Jet Zero strategy, where a mandated incorporation of a growing proportion of SAF in the aviation fuel supply chain will form a major part of the UK and Ministry of Defence's aviation decarbonisation pathway.”

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