In the race to create more sustainable options, Abu Dhabi-based, Masdar, signed an agreement with European plane maker Airbus to support the development and growth of SAF. As per the agreement, the two companies are to collaborate to develop SAF, green hydrogen, direct air capture technologies, as well as supporting the development and implementation of ‘book and claim’ solutions, which allow aircraft operators to book sustainable fuel at other locations rather than have it transported to sites where it is unavailable, resulting in a lower carbon footprint. Direct Air Capture technologies, which differ from the widely known carbon capture as they involve removing CO2 from the atmosphere rather than capturing it before it is released, could, in combination with hydrogen be used to produce synthetic SAF, Masdar stated. The use of SAF based on green hydrogen and direct air capture is estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 95 per cent when compared to conventional jet fuel.
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