Emirates on Monday announced an agreement with Shell Aviation for the supply of over 300,000 gallons of blended SAF for use at the airline’s international hub in Dubai (DXB).
The first SAF delivery under the agreement is expected to commence before the end of the year, making it the first time that SAF is supplied through the DXB airport fuelling system.
The agreement is the latest step forward taken by Emirates as part of its environmental strategy that focuses on three areas: emissions reduction, responsible consumption, and the conservation of wildlife and habitats.
التعاون بين طيران الإمارات وشركة “شل أفييشن” لتوفير إمدادات الوقود المستدام في @DXB للمرة الأولى يُعدّ إنجازاً بارزاً لدبي. الطيران مساهمٌ رئيسيٌ بنمو دبي ونجاحها، ويشكل إعلان اليوم بدايةً لتوسيع نطاق إمدادات الوقود المستدام في مركزنا. pic.twitter.com/05AwGiYrB5
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As part of the agreement, Emirates will track SAF delivery and its use data through Avelia, one of the world’s first blockchain powered SAF solutions. Avelia is powered by Shell Aviation and Accenture, with support from Energy Web together with American Express Global business travel.
Through Avelia, Emirates will purchase the physical SAF and associated environmental attributes to help decarbonise its Scope 1 related emissions while Scope 3 environmental attributes associated to the same physical SAF will be purchased by Shell Corporate Travel to help decarbonise its related business travel.
By using Avelia, the agreement demonstrates how book and claim solutions can enable airlines and corporates to both share the environmental benefits of SAF.