Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is a clean substitute for fossil jet fuels. Rather than being refined from petroleum, SAF is produced from sustainable resources such as waste oils from a biological origin, agri residues, or non-fossil CO2.
SAF is a so-called drop-in fuel, which means that it can be blended with fossil jet fuel and that the blended fuel requires no special infrastructure or equipment changes. Once it is blended, our fuel is fully certified (ASTM D1655/ DEFSTAN 91-91) and has the same characteristics and meets the same specifications as fossil jet fuel.
Since the first commercial flight operated by KLM in 2011, more than 150,000 flights were powered by SAF. To date, GreenCarbon has supplied SAF that’s produced from waste oils with the so-called HEFA-technology. But we are not limited to a single feedstock or technology. As long as the SAF meets both the technical specifications as well as our sustainability criteria, we are willing to consider any feedstock-technology combination.
|CO2 reduction||The fuel has a smaller environmental footprint compared to fossil fuels. Over the lifecycle, including the impact of production and logistics, GreenCarbo Sustainable Aviation Fuel can achieve up to 80% reduction in GHG emissions compared to fossil jet fuel.|
|Improved local air quality||In addition to the reduction of total life cycle CO2 emissions, SAF can also reduce direct emissions: particulate matter (PM) with up to 90% and sulphur (SOX) with 100%, compared to conventional jet fuel. Reducing these emissions both impact local air quality, in particular in areas with a high density of flight movements, such as airports.|
|Quality requirements||Sustainable Aviation Fuel is chemically identical to conventional jet fuel. The fuel complies with the strict safety and quality requirements of the aviation sector and is certified under ASTM D7566.|
|Improved fuel efficiency||Studies have shown that sustainable aviation fuel has a higher energy density than conventional jet fuel. On top of that, SAF yields an improved fuel efficiency (1.5% – 3%), resulting in higher payload conditions or extended range.|
|Superior cold weather performance||With freeze point of -47°C and lower, Sustainable Aviation Fuel is suitable for operation in extreme cold weather conditions.|