January 8 (Renewables Now) - Shell Aviation has partnered with US low-carbon fuel World Energy LLC to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ETR:LHA) for the German airline’s three intercontinental flights out of San Francisco International Airport.
The deal is part of a multi-year collaboration agreement that the jet fuel unit of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (AMS:RDSA) signed with World Energy to develop a “scalable” supply of SAF, the British-Dutch group announced on Tuesday.
The supply of SAF to Lufthansa has been underway and covers the airline’s routes from San Francisco to Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich. Shell Aviation said the contract would result in the supply of up to one million gallons of SAF.
The SAF blend is made from a feedstock of agricultural waste fats and oils mixed with conventional jet fuel at a ratio of up to 30%. It is produced by World Energy at its refinery in Paramount, California.