Singapore Airlines To Use Sustainable Aviation Fuels in One-Year Pilot

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LONDON – From the third quarter of 2022, Singapore Airlines is going to be using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) as part of a new one-year pilot.

Singapore Airlines will be receiving 1.25 million liters of undiluted SAF, which is going to be produced from used cooking oils and waste animal fats.

It will be supplied by Neste and then mixed with refined Jet Fuel by ExxonMobil, who will be providing Singapore Airlines with the final product.

The Chairman and Managing Director of ExxonMobil, Ms. Geraldine Chin, said 

“Our well-established infrastructure and logistics capabilities allow us to supply jet fuel blended with Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel at Changi Airport. We are leveraging our resources, technology, and capabilities to deliver more renewable fuels to help customers reduce their emissions.”

The Pilot

2500 metric tons of CO2 emissions are expected to reduce using SAF during the one-year pilot.

The Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning at Singapore Airlines, Ms. Lee Wen Fen, stated:  

“Sustainable aviation fuels are a key decarbonization lever and a critical pathway for the success of the SIA Group’s commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.”

“This pilot reinforces our commitment towards decarbonization and sustainability across our operations. By collaborating with our partners, we can accelerate and scale up the adoption of sustainable aviation fuels in Singapore.”  

Mr. Frederick Teo, who is the Managing Director of Temasek, a global investment company involved with the project, explained:

“The SAF pilot marks an important step in our commitment to operationalize solutions to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors like aviation.”

“We look forward to learning useful operational lessons from the pilot, and working closely with our partners to advance the frontiers of sustainable aviation through impactful industry-wide decarbonization strategies.” 

The SAF can be utilized straight away without the need to modify the existing infrastructure, and by the end of July 2022, they plan to deliver the SAF via Changi Airport’s current fuel hydrant system.

The Executive Vice President of Airport Management at Changi Airport Group, Mr. Tan Lye Teck, stated:   

“Changi Airport Group is committed to advancing Changi as a sustainable air hub by supporting green initiatives.”

“We will work with airlines, industry players, and government agencies to accelerate the adoption of SAF at Changi Airport, to power more sustainable air travel.”

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