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Amazon Air secures six million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel

By Lauren Fruncillo July 9, 2020 - 5:36 pm

As part of their commitment to The Climate Pledge, Amazon air have secured six million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel supplied by Shell Aviation and produced by World Energy. The fuel will be part of a 12 month deal where Amazon hope to become a key enabler in it’s production and demand.

What is sustainable aviation fuel?

Sustainable aviation fuels are derived from renewable resources and generate fewer carbon emissions than standard aviation fuel. The blended fuel Amazon secured includes feedstock of inedible agricultural waste fats and oils and has the power to reduce carbon emissions by up to 20 percent.

SAF is produced by World Energy, one of the largest and longest-serving advanced biofuel suppliers in North America. World Energy and Shell collaborated to develop a SAF solution to enable businesses to decarbonize aviation. Amazon Air then worked with Shell Aviation to secure the fuel, which will be added to the existing fuel supply at select airports where Amazon operates, to be used by their partners and other carriers. When SAF is used, it has the power to reduce carbon emissions by replacing up to six million gallons of conventional aviation fuel with a sustainable alternative. Amazon Air’s investment in SAF will help to reduce carbon emissions from our operations, while also building confidence in the sustainable fuel industry.

“Development of more efficient air cargo solutions is critical to achieving our goal of net-zero carbon across Amazon by 2040, We’re already reducing carbon across our air network, from our ground operations—where we were the first to use electric main deck loaders in North America—to our fleet and network design. Using sustainable aviation fuel is a natural next step, and one that calls for continued action. We encourage other companies to join us in the effort to engage with suppliers to create more fuel alternatives.”
– said Sarah Rhoads, vice president, Amazon Global Air

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