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First flight on Russian biofuel in 2024

Eurasian Saf was born: it will bring the propellant in the airports of the country

The first international association of companies with the shared goal of flying the first aircraft powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (Saf) 100% made in Moscow by 2024 has been founded in Russia. The "Eurasian Saf" alliance will support the deployment of internationally certified biofuel at the country's major airports. This is expected to allow a cut of up to 80% in aviation greenhouse gas emissions.

Members of the Alliance are oil producer Gazprom, European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, Russian air carrier Aeroflot, Russian private airline S7 Group, Russian cargo carrier Volga-Dnepr, Zhukovsky Research Institute and the Civil Aviation Research Institute. The biofuel will be produced at Gazprom's refineries in Moscow and Omsk. 

"The environmental agenda is increasingly becoming one of the key issues in aviation. Aeroflot Group has significantly contributed to increasing eco-efficiency by reducing normalized CO2 emissions by 30%. By signing the declaration to create the Saf alliance, we have taken another step into the future, affirming our commitment to the industry's environmental priorities", said Aeroflot's deputy managing director for Trade and finance, Andrey Chikhanchin. In September, Aeroflot and Gazprom signed an initial agreement to work together on the production and use of Saf.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency