Masdar-Boeing to speed up making SAF in UAE, globally
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC-Masdar is teaming up with Boeing to accelerate production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) locally as well as globally. The partnership aims to support the commercial aviation industry’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Mohammad Abdelqader El Ramahi, Chief Green Hydrogen Officer, Masdar, and Kuljit Ghata-Aura, President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Boeing, signed the MoU during ADIPEC 2023. Together, Masdar and Boeing will support the development and adoption of SAF policies in the UAE and beyond. The President, Middle East, Turkiye and Africa, Boeing said, “We are excited to team up with Masdar to spearhead the growth of the SAF industry, both locally and globally, which will enable job creation, economic growth, and significant business opportunities. Over a decade of collaboration between Boeing and the UAE in SAF is a testament to our shared goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.” The companies will also explore advancing SAF accounting principles, which could enable the SAF industry to overcome geographical barriers as it scales. Produced from sustainable sources such as green hydrogen, SAF can reduce carbon emissions over the fuel’s lifecycle by up to 85 per cent in comparison with petroleum jet fuel. SAF is widely accepted today as a drop-in replacement for up to 50 per cent of conventional jet fuel in today’s jet airplanes and offers the largest potential to reduce carbon emissions over the next 30 years in all aviation segments.