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UAE’s Masdar signs sustainable aviation fuel deal with Boeing

Several Gulf entities are investing in the bio-based alternative jet fuel, though its development faces several challenges and is not ready for mass use.
Sustainable fuel

Two entities in the United Arab Emirates signed sustainable aviation fuel deals this week amid rising climate change concerns and energy diversification interest in the region.

The UAE state-owned renewable energy firm Masdar signed a memorandum of understanding with the US aerospace giant Boeing on Thursday to "advance and support the development and adoption of (sustainable aviation fuel) policies in the UAE and beyond,” Masdar said in a press release.

The company did not provide specific details, but mentioned advocating for policies to support the sustainable aviation fuel market.

On Monday, the Dubai-based airline Emirates signed an agreement with the aviation unit of the Dutch oil giant Shell to supply more than 300,000 gallons of sustainable aviation fuel to Dubai International Airport. The first delivery is expected before the end of 2023 and will be the first of its kind to the airport, Emirates said in a press release.

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