Aemetis to supply Aer Lingus and BA with SAF for flights from San Francisco Airport

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Renewable fuels company Aemetis has signed a multi-year agreement with International Airlines Group (IAG) to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to help power both British Airways and Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus’ flights from San Francisco Airport from 2025.

IAG, parent company of both British Airways and Aer Lingus, will purchase a total of 78,400 tonnes of SAF over seven years, enough to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 248,000 tonnes (the equivalent of taking over 16,000 cars off the road) across the same time period.

The SAF will be produced at the Aemetis Carbon Zero plant currently under development in Riverbank, California. This plant will be powered by 100% renewable electricity and is designed to sequester CO2 from the production process, significantly reducing the carbon intensity of the fuel.

Jonathon Counsell, Head of Sustainability at IAG, said: “SAF is key to decarbonising aviation and IAG has to date committed US$865 million in SAF purchases and investments.  We see great potential to develop a long-term partnership with Aemetis which is at the cutting edge of producing low-carbon biofuels from sustainable wastes.” 

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