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Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Ready for take-off? Heading for a climate-friendly future with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

OMV is not just a reliable partner for energy supply in Austria, we are also driving the transition towards a sustainable future. For example, with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), which contributes to a reduction of CO2 emissions by more than 80 per cent by processing regionally sourced used cooking oil.

Innovation and forward-looking technologies are the key to reducing greenhouse gases and meeting climate targets. The aviation industry has an important role to play in this. It is responsible for around 2.8 % of total CO2 emissions worldwide and must reduce its footprint to achieve its goal of becoming CO2 neutral by 2050. How can this be achieved? The answer: By using Sustainable Aviation Fuel or SAF, an umbrella term for jet fuel produced without the use of fossil fuels. In other words, SAF is a genuine alternative, and it is already in use today. At the OMV refinery in Schwechat we produce it from used cooking oil. Flying with leftover frying oil may sound Utopian, but it is already a reality. 


What are the benefits of Sustainable Aviation Fuel?

Depending on the method and raw materials used to produce it, SAF can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80 % and more compared to standard jet fuel. Unlike CO2 offsetting, the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel prevents any new CO2 emissions and reduces them directly at the source. 

What precisely is Sustainable Aviation Fuel?

Sustainable Aviation Fuel is very similar to conventional jet fuel in its chemical composition, but is instead produced from sustainable raw materials. The first quantities of sustainable jet fuel at the OMV Schwechat refinery are being made by incorporating regional used cooking oil into the fuel production process. This makes the entire production chain as regional and environmentally friendly as possible. Compared to conventional fuel, our sustainable product makes a significant contribution to reducing CO2 by more than 80 % over the entire lifecycle. 

Our promise to our partners

OMV produces Sustainable Aviation Fuel with the environment and our customers in mind: We take our responsibility as a fuel supplier and our commitment to reducing our CO2 emissions very seriously. At the same time, we deliver on our customer promise to be the preferred supplier to airlines in the regions we operate in. Based on the strategic outlook for the aviation sector, we regard Sustainable Aviation Fuel as an important addition to our jet fuel range. We are working hard every day to reduce our own carbon footprint and to help our customers reduce theirs.

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