All Nippon Airways procures SAF blended in Japan
Japanese airline All Nippon Airways announced March 30 that it has for the first time agreed to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that was blended in Japan under a public-private initiative led by the Civil Aviation Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).
All Nippon Airways will procure the blended SAF from Itochu Corp. and will use the fuel on its international and domestic flights from Haneda and Narita airport.
The initiative is a part of the Public-Private Council for the Promotion of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, which was launched last year to encourage decarbonization of the aviation industry by accelerating the widespread usage of SAF.
The SAF solution to be blended was procured from Neste Corp., a leading producer of renewable diesel and SAF, and the effort is another step toward Japan’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
In addition to expanding the SAF supply chain, All Nippon Airways said its use of a sustainable fuel mix produced in Japan will facilitate quality control, customs clearance and safe handling.
All Nippon Airways has pledged to replace at least 10 percent of its jet fuel with SAF by 2030 as the airline moves toward the goal of carbon neutrality in 2050.
Through the ANA Future Promise initiative and other efforts, All Nippon Airways said it will continue to proactively work to incorporate initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions and pursue sustainability in the aviation industry to contribute to the realization of a carbon-neutral society.