Qatar Airways has signed a deal with energy giant Shell to source 3,000 metric tons of neat sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for its operations at Amsterdam Schiphol airport.
SAF is made of biomass called feedstocks, such as forestry or agricultural waste or cooking oil. It produces up to 80% fewer carbon emissions over its life cycle compared to the traditional jet fuel it replaces.
The Qatar Airways deal builds on an existing jet fuel contract that the Gulf airline has with Shell at Amsterdam, which will now see the carrier use at least 5% SAF over the contract period for the fiscal year 2023-2024. It means that Qatar Airways will be reducing its emissions on flights from Amsterdam by approximately 7,500 tons of CO2 for the fiscal year, the airline said in a Wednesday press release.
The deal is part of a wider sustainable fuel push by the One World Alliance, of which Qatar Airways is a member. The alliance, which also has American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia among its members, has set a target of using SAF for 10% of combined fuel volumes by 2030.