What is Sustainable Aviation Fuel?
Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is non-fossil derived aviation fuel that can be made from sustainable biogenic sources such as used cooking oils, council waste, plant oils, agricultural residues and non-biological sources. Biogenic SAF has the potential to reduce lifecycle emissions by up to 80 per cent compared to conventional jet fuel. Non-biogenic SAF — or synthetic fuel - or efuels — is a pathway which utilises carbon dioxide, green hydrogen and significant amounts of renewable electricity to synthesise a liquid fuel with favourable sustainability characteristics (emissions are reduced by up to 90 per cent compared to fossil fuels).
With our goal to reach net zero by 2050, we’re entering into partnerships to accelerate the use of SAF across our fleet, and the development of a SAF industry in Australia. Along with our current carbon offset initiatives, reduced waste and operational efficiencies, we’re targeting 10 percent of our fuel to come from SAF by 2030 and ~60 per cent by 2050.
Watch the video to find out more about SAF and how it will help contribute to achieving our sustainability goals.