Commenting on the new agreement, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said:

“Qatar Airways continues to prioritize our commitment to net zero flight by the middle of this century. The decarbonization of aviation requires a gradual incorporation of low-carbon and sustainable aviation fuels, and we are proud to collaborate in this global effort for a better future. By joining forces with other Oneworld members, we are helping Gevo establish its SAF production facilities to increase SAF supply and move closer to our goal of replacing 10% of our conventional jet fuel with SAF by 2030.”

Patrick R. Gruber, CEO of Gevo continued:

“[…] Gevo can sustainably source raw materials to produce sustainable aviation fuel, while improving soil health, sequestering carbon and providing nutritional products to the food chain.

“By embedding sustainability into every step of our business system, from sustainably grown raw materials to using renewable energy for production, we are helping Qatar Airways and other members of the Oneworld Alliance achieve their goals. reduction of emissions.”

Qatar Airways was the first in its operational area to commit to sustainability and the use of green fuels. The airline is set to import 5 million US gallons of clean SAF per year from Gevo and blend it with conventional jet fuel for its flights, as the first step on its journey to full sustainability and decarbonization.

The company operates one of the most modern and fuel-efficient fleets in the world, is subject to the highest level of accreditation of the IATA Environmental Assessment Program (IenvA) and is the first member of the IATA CO2NNECT. Because climate change is already a visible reality in our world, the global aviation industry should make positive changes that will enable more sustainable and environmentally friendly operations.

But what are the benefits of sustainable aviation fuel? Compared to traditional fossil fuels, SAF has been proven to generate less carbon dioxide emissions, according to the technology used by the industry. Nowadays, technological methods allow CO2 reductions of up to 85% when using SAF.