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UK drives forward initiatives on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

In March, the UK’s government unveiled a package of measures to turbocharge the progress towards decarbonising transport. It opened the second application round of the £165 million Advanced Fuels Fund to help deliver on the commitment to have at least 5 commercial scale UK sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plants in construction by 2025, a central piece to the UK’s Jet Zero Strategy. Additionally, a second consultation on the SAF mandate has been launched, and the University of Sheffield has been chosen to deliver the UK’s first Sustainable Aviation Fuel Clearing House - to support the testing and certification of new SAF.

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) producer NESTE and WizzAir agree on SAF supply

Wizz Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Neste, for the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from 2025. The MoU gives Wizz Air the opportunity to purchase 36,000 tons of SAF from Neste per annum for the supply across the airline’s route network in Europe and the UK. The co-operation will ensure Wizz Air’s progress in reducing carbon emissions intensity by 25% by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050.

Lufthansa Group rolls out green fares

The Lufthansa Group offers a new product for more climate-friendly flying since mid-February. The Green Fares will make it possible to fly more sustainably in the future with just one click, as the new fares already include offsetting of flight-related CO2 emissions. This is achieved by using 20 percent Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and 80 percent by contributing to high-quality climate protection projects. The Green Fares also offer additional status miles and a free rebooking option. The Green Fares were already successfully tested in 2022 for flights from Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Now Lufthansa Group is adding them to their fare-structure for flights throughout Europe and North Africa.

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