OMV and Austrian Airlines are taking off with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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For the first time ever, OMV and Austrian Airlines (AUA) are producing and applying regional Sustainable Aviation Gas (SAF) in Austria. The two corporations agreed on the output and fueling of 1,500 metric tons of SAF in the coming 12 months 2022.

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The sustainable gasoline is made at the OMV Schwechat Refinery by co-processing Austrian used cooking oil in the gas creation course of action. This strategy helps make the whole generation chain as regional as feasible and retains transportation routes to a minimum. As opposed to typical kerosene, SAF can make for a CO2 reduction of more than 80% in excess of the complete lifecycle. Just one complex key benefit of the sustainable aviation fuel is that the current infrastructure can be utilized for storage and refueling. With the immediate pipeline link to the Vienna Intercontinental Airport, SAF will be obtainable for fueling Austrian Airlines aircraft as of March 2022.

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The use of 1,500 metric tons of SAF by Austrian Airways will help you save all-around 3,750 metric tons of CO2. This compares to the CO2 emissions of 333 Vienna-London flights with a typical short to medium-haul AUA aircraft (Airbus A320). The more fees for Sustainable Aviation Fuel are financed with the support of environmentally mindful travellers. All Austrian Airways consumers can use the Compensaid platform to support flights with SAF and so add to extra sustainable air targeted visitors.

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Alfred Stern, CEO and Chairman of the Govt Board of OMV Aktiengesellschaft: “Sustainable Aviation Fuels are a critical technological innovation for a lessen-carbon aviation market. They signify a easily readily available, effortlessly applicable way of reducing emissions and are equivalent to standard fuels in terms of good quality and performance. We are quite really serious about our function in the energy transition and
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will go on to perform on reducing the CO2 intensity of our portfolio in the long run.”

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Alexis von Hoensbroech, CEO of Austrian Airlines: “Air journey requirements to become additional weather helpful and sustainable fuels enjoy the critical part. We are proud to turn into the first Austrian airline to use these fuels in our flight operations – not only for local weather defense, but also to strengthen Austria as a business spot. I am delighted that we have taken the first phase collectively with our companion OMV. Now, the process is to work with policymakers in direction of a place-based mostly initiative to meet up with the EU blending mandates from 2025 onwards and ideally even surpass them”.

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The aviation sector is operating intensively on reducing jet gas usage and CO2 emissions. Lufthansa Group has pledged to halve its web CO2 emissions by 2030 and make its business CO2 neutral from 2050. Centered on the strategic outlook for the aviation sector, OMV sees Sustainable Aviation Fuels as an vital addition to its future jet gasoline vary alongside typical kerosene. OMV is committed to lowering its carbon footprint and supports its buyers in reducing theirs by presenting extra sustainable OMV products and solutions.

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