French energy group TotalEnergies (EPA:TTE) will supply more than one million cubic metres, or 800,000 tonnes, of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to French-Dutch airline Air France-KLM (EPA:AF) under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed today by the companies.
The supplies will take place over a period of 10 year from 2023 and will power mainly flights departing from France and the Netherlands.
TotalEnergies will produce the SAF at its biorefineries, enabling a lifecycle emissions reduction by an average of at least 80% compared to its fossil counterpart.
Air France-KLM has committed to sourcing only SAF that does not compete with human food or animal feed, that is certified for sustainability and that is not produced from palm oil, according to the companies’ announcement.
The two have partnered in the field of aviation decarbonisation since 2014, when they teamed up for a two-year experiment called Lab Line for the Future that saw 78 flights in France powered by 10% SAF supplied by TotalEnergies.
TotalEnergies has also provided SAF for a number of Air France-KLM Group commercial flights over the past two years.