Shell unveils ambitious SAF production plans
Royal Dutch Shell plc announced Sept. 20 its ambition to produce around 2 million metric tons (approximately 675 million gallons) of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) a year by 2025. It also aims to have at least 10 percent of its global aviation fuel sales as SAF by 2030.
“Currently, sustainable aviation fuel accounts for less than one-tenth of 1 percent of the world’s use of aviation fuel,” said Anna Mascolo, president of Shell Aviation. “We want to help our customers use more SAF. With the right policies, investments and collaboration across the sector we can accelerate aviation’s progress towards net zero by 2050. Last week we announced that we have taken a final investment decision for a new biofuels plant at our Rotterdam Energy and Chemicals Park. Shell also offers certified nature-based carbon credits to offset emissions, and we are exploring other ways to help aviation get to net zero, including hydrogen power.”
The announcement of its ambition to produce 2 million tons of SAF by 2025 came as Shell published two reports looking at how the aviation sector can accelerate its progress towards decarbonization.