Etihad Airways and Carbon Transformation Company, Twelve, have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance E-Jet fuel, a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) made from CO2 and renewable energy.
Both companies will work together towards an international demonstration flight and a supply plan that supports Etihad Airway’s sustainability strategy. As part of the agreement, Etihad Airways and Twelve will jointly accelerate the production and use of E-Jet fuel, a low-carbon fuel produced through Twelve’s power-to-liquids process. Both companies will develop a supply plan to meet the increasing demand for SAF for Etihad’s network and to expand SAF’s global footprint.
Twelve’s co-founder and CEO, Nicholas Flanders, made a statement on the agreement, saying:
“We are honored to partner with Etihad to work toward a supply of drop-in jet fuel made from air, not oil. Our E-Jet fuel allows airlines like Etihad to reduce emissions by up to 90% with their existing aircraft fleet, which will be critical to achieving the United Nations’ 2050 net-zero emissions target in aviation.”
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Chief Operating Officer at Etihad Airways, added that:
“Etihad Airways is working hard on its sustainability strategy and deploying a range of initiatives across the spectrum of sustainability to achieve that. Collaborating with sustainable aviation fuel makers like Twelve, to advance products like E-Jet fuel, is an important part of that drive.”
Etihad Airways Commitment To Decarbonization
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is strongly committed to reducing its carbon emissions as it plans to achieve a net zero carbon emission by 2050. The airline, named the Airline Ratings Environmental Airline of the Year 2022, recorded a 56% reduction in its carbon emissions between 2018 and 2021. Etihad Airways has also partnered with industry leaders to create programmes like Etihad Greenliner and Sustainable50 in order to tackle sustainability challenges in the Aviation industry.
Etihad Greenliner programme was created in 2019 in partnership with Boeing and GE with the main objective of trying new technologies that address key sustainability issues in aviation. Etihad Airways has also made efforts to save trees and protect forests by replacing its magazines, manuals, and boarding pass with electronic versions.
Twelve And Its E-Jet Fuel
Twelve is a chemical company that makes essential products from the air, not oil. The carbon transformation company, which is on a mission to create a climate-positive world and a fossil-free future through the power of chemistry, uses a technology that eliminates emissions by transforming CO2 into critical chemicals, materials and fuels that today are made from fossil fuels.
Twelve’s E-Jet fuel, tested and validated by the US Air Force, uses only renewable energy and water to transform CO2 into critical chemicals and materials conventionally made from fossil fuels. The use of E-Jet fuel is seen as a long-term solution for reducing aviation emissions as it produces up to 90% lower lifecycle emissions than conventional fossil fuels. In addition to reducing fossil fuel usage and aviation emissions, transitioning to E-Jet fuel also reduces the impact on surrounding communities.
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