Emirates has announced it’s going to test out 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as it looks to reduce its CO2 emissions.
Emirates have committed to running the test flight before the end of the year.
More than 45 airlines around the world have flown using sustainable aviation fuel since it was first used in 2016.
SAF is made synthetically from renewable sources. They can include feedstock sources, plant oils and even waste alcohol and sugar.
But while SAF fuels are used in flights today, they’re normally a blend of 50% sustainable fuels and 50% standard jet fuel.
The Emirates flight will test how 100% sustainable fuel reacts with a widebody commercial aircraft.
And it’s fair to say the airline industry will be watching on as this could be a big turning point for fuels – and Co2 emissions – across the world.
“Emirates is committed to supporting initiatives that help minimise its CO2 emissions, and we’ve already made great strides in fuel efficiency and conservation as well as operational advancements across different areas of our business… Our partnership with GE Aviation to prepare for the test flight will be an important step towards securing certification of flights that are powered by 100 per cent SAF,” said Adel Al Redha, chief operating officer, Emirates.
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