Shell to Produce 2 Million Tonnes of SAF by 2025

Published September 20th, 2021 - 10:09 GMT
Shell to Produce 2 Million Tonnes of SAF by 2025
SAF could reduce up to 80% of aviation emissions. (Shutterstock)

Royal Dutch Shell aims to start producing low-carbon jet fuel at scale by 2025, trying to encourage the world's airlines to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, Reuters reported.

Being accountable for 3% of the world's carbon emissions, the aviation industry is considered one of the most challenging sectors to tackle due to a lack of alternative technologies to jet fueled-engines.

In an attempt to change that, Shell announced its plans to produce 2 million tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025, which considered a ten-fold increase from today's total global output.

According to Shell, SAF, which is produced from waste cooking oil, plants and animal fats, could reduce up to 80% of aviation emissions.

Jefferies, the investment bank, said that SAF accounts for less than 0.1% of today's global aviation fuel demand, which reached around 330 million tonnes in 2019.


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