Air Transat and SAF+ Consortium have signed Canada’s first SAF Offtake Agreement

July 17, 2020 — Air Transat and the SAF + Consortium have signed the first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) offtake agreement in Canada. It is the first time a Canadian commercial airline has made an agreement to work with a clean fuel developer. Air Transat made this agreement to help reach their targeted reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. SAF+ Consortium is finishing the construction of a pilot plant in Montreal East that will make jet fuel from carbon dioxide utilizing the Fischer-Tropsch (FT) process. The company estimate its jet fuel will have an 80% lower carbon footprint than conventional jet fuel.

Air Transat had its first two delivery flights powered with SAF produced by Neste and supplied by AIrBP in July. Airbus delivered the aircraft from Hamburg, Germany to Montreal. Hamburg is now Airbus’ third site that enables SAF usage for delivery flights, joining Toulouse, France and Mobile, Alabama.

Read more in the press releases here and here and the SAF+ blog here.

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