Royal Dutch Shell Plc (AMS:RDSA) said on Thursday that it has become the first supplier of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to customers in Singapore, where the company has a newly-upgraded blending facility.
Shell produces SAF from waste products and sustainable feedstocks and then blends it with conventional jet fuel to comply with the requirement for a blend ratio of up to 50%. The first batch has been blended in Europe but the company anticipates doing so in Singapore from now on.
The company aims to produce some 2 million tonnes of SAF annually around the world by 2025 and for this reason, it has the intention to build a biofuels plant at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Singapore. This planned site would have the capacity to produce 550,000 tonnes of low-carbon fuels a year, including SAF.
“Alongside investing in our capabilities to produce SAF, we are also focused on developing the regional infrastructure needed to get the fuel to our customers at their key locations,” commented Jan Toschka, global president of Shell Aviation.
Ng Chin Hwee, CEO of SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC), stated that SIAEC is one of the first maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service providers to successfully carry out a trial with blended SAF to perform engine tests at its engine test facility.
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