Lufthansa Group, Shell sign MoU for sustainable aviation fuel supply

Both Lufthansa Group and Shell signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), stating the latter will deliver up to 1.8 million metric tonnes of SAF. The energy firm will supply the aviation company with the said fuel for a period of seven years.

“We are happy to enhance our longstanding global business with Shell by signing this MoU. As an industry, we have to work jointly towards making flying more sustainable and to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Shell is very experienced with the global handling of jet fuel and that is one key element for our trust for smooth operations of sustainable aviation fuel too,” said Katja Kleffmann, Lufthansa Group’s fuel management supply head.

European airlines are pretty much occupied signing deals to acquire sustainable aviation fuel during the previous months. These airlines include British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Virgin Atlantic.

According to the Lufthansa Group, they were engaged in SAF enquiry for several years and already had a broad network of partnerships in place. It will help establish the next phase of aviation fuels.

The group includes Austrian Airlines, Swiss Airlines, and Brussels Airlines. Its customers can now fly carbon neutral and record their reduced emissions via audited certificates.

Additionally, Lufthansa Group noted that it aims to lessen its net carbon emissions by 50% in 2030 and accomplish 0% by 2050.