Shell and Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTHA) signed a long-term agreement to blend sustainable aviation fuel on all aircraft fuelled at the airport, starting in 2024.
On top of the European blending mandate of 6%, the airport will accelerate its efforts by setting itself a minimum target of 8% to meet the more ambitious goal of the Dutch aviation sector of 14% by 2030.
Using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is among the few measures currently available to reduce emissions from international aviation.
Rotterdam The Hague Airport
“Sustainable fuel is essential for the future of aviation”, says RTHA’s CEO Wilma van Dijk.
“This long-term agreement makes it possible for Shell to invest in production facilities while allowing airlines to gradually adapt to a new reality.”
“It’s fantastic to support Rotterdam The Hague Airport on decarbonising flights through the use of SAF,” added Jan Toschka, President of Shell Aviation.
“It is particularly encouraging to see an airport committing to long-term SAF agreements, for volumes above the levels required under EU mandates. This type of ambition helps play an important role in providing strong, stable demand that is necessary for scaling up the supply and use of SAF.”
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