Malaysia Airlines flies with SAF provided by Petronas


Malaysia Airlines flies with SAF provided by Petronas | International Biofuels Magazine

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Malaysia Airlines operated its first passenger flight with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) on flight MH603 from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore on World Environment Day.
The historic flight was performed with a Boeing 737-800 powered by a blend of conventional jet fuel and Neste’s SAF, which is produced from waste and 100% renewable raw materials.
The fuel was supplied in collaboration with PETCO Trading, which is the marketing and sales arm of PETRONAS based in Europe.
Philip See, Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Sustainability Officer, said: “The airline aims to be a pioneer in the use of SAF for flights within Malaysia as part of our commitment to achieving socio-economic development and achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
“We have taken proactive steps to minimize our carbon footprint from scratch through measures taken within our operations, including energy efficiency and SAF programs.
“With the start of our first passenger flight using SAF, we encourage passengers to join us on this journey as we take the necessary steps to minimize our environmental impacts and plan more SAF-powered flights for the good of the industry, of the nation and future of our planet. Going forward, we will seek to make SAF the cleaner, more viable energy option for our scheduled flights by 2025.”
Neste is committed to helping aviation achieve its ambitious emissions reduction targets and is currently expanding its global SAF production capacity to 1.5 million tonnes per year by the end of 2023.
In neat form, Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% over the life cycle, compared to fossil jet fuel. The SAF produced by Neste is made from 100% renewable and sustainably sourced waste and residue raw materials.
“This collaboration with PETRONAS enables our first Neste MY sustainable aviation fuel supply in Malaysia,” added Sami Jauhiainen, Vice President APAC, Renewable Aviation at Neste.
“I am delighted to see how countries and airlines in the Asia-Pacific region are setting ambitious targets to decarbonize aviation, and more and more airlines are using SAF to reduce their emissions and allow their travelers to travel more sustainably.”


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