Aer Lingus has signed a sustainable aviation fuel supply agreement with US-based renewable fuels producer Gevo, Inc.

The agreement to purchase 19,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel per year for five years is a significant step by the airline in its commitment to a lower-carbon future, Aer Lingus says.

The carrier has pledged to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and has committed to powering 10% of its flights using sustainable aviation fuel by 2030. The agreement will see Aer Lingus purchase enough SAF to reduce lifecycle CO2 emissions by at least 180,000 tonnes, the equivalent of powering 1,000 net zero CO2 emissions flights between Dublin and Los Angeles on an A330 aircraft.

Lynne Embleton, Aer Lingus Chief Executive Officer, said: “This agreement with Gevo marks an exciting and critical step on our journey to net zero carbon emissions and underlines our commitment to powering 10% of flights using sustainable aviation fuel by 2030.”

“The sustainable aviation fuel produced by Gevo will be used to power our flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco, and from 2026, 50% of fuel purchased by Aer Lingus from California will be sustainable aviation fuel.”

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