Shell delivers first sustainable aviation fuel to customers in Singapore

The Royal Dutch Shell logo is seen at a Shell petrol station in London, January 31, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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SINGAPORE, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Shell has become Singapore’s first supplier of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and plans to start blending the fuel at its factory in the Aviation Center, the company said at a conference on Thursday. an event in Singapore. Air show.

The first batch of SAF was blended in Europe, Shell said in a statement.

“We have delivered some (SAF) to our customers SIA Engineering Company and the Republic of Singapore Air Force,” said Doris Tan, Asia Pacific and Middle East Aviation Manager. .

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Shell has also completed the upgrade of its Singapore factory, which will allow it to mix SAF in the city-state itself, while also aiming to test the supply chain it is putting in place for SAF by Asia.

Aviation, which accounts for 3% of global carbon emissions, is seen as one of the most difficult sectors to tackle due to a lack of alternative technologies to jet engines.

“In addition to investing in our SAF production capabilities, we are also focused on developing the regional infrastructure needed to get fuel to our customers at their key sites,” said Jan Toschka, Global President of Shell Aviation. .

The SAF supplied is made from waste and sustainable raw materials and will be blended at an approved ratio of up to 50% with conventional jet fuel, Shell said.

In its neat form, SAF can reduce life cycle emissions by up to 80% compared to conventional fuel, he added.

The Singapore Airshow opened to a limited crowd of trade visitors on Tuesday, with organizers expecting the biennial event to attract more than 13,000 trade attendees, down from nearly 30,000 in 2020 and around 54 000 in 2018. read more

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and state investor Temasek will back the city-state’s flagship carrier, Singapore Airlines, in the purchase of SAF from major US oil producer Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N ) for use in flights, the parties announced last week. Read more

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Reporting by Koustav Samanta; Editing by Mark Potter

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