April 6, 2022 — British Airways will begin using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) after reaching a multi-year supply agreement with Phillips66. Phillips66 will produce SAF in the UK and supply enough to reduce British Airway’s lifecycle carbon emissions by an estimated 100,000 tonnes. Phillips’ SAF is produced from sustainable waste feedstock and will be delivered by an existing pipeline infrastructure that feeds directly from the Humber Refinery to the airport. British Airways has committed to powering 10 percent of their flights with SAF by 2030, and this agreement is a step in reaching that milestone. While SAF is not widely produced in the UK yet, there are many opportunities for expansion when airlines and producers collaborate and find opportunities in the emerging market.
British Airways received the first batch of SAF produced by Phillips 66 at the end of March.
The press release for this agreement can be found here and news of the first delivery can be found here.