Airbus partners with TotalEnergies on lower-carbon jet biofuel supply, R&D
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Airbus partners with TotalEnergies on lower-carbon jet biofuel supply, R&D

Airbus announced on February 21st signing a strategic collaboration with energy major TotalEnergies centered on increased sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) uptake supporting the aerospace company’s decarbonization roadmap.

TotalEnergies will supply over half Airbus’ European SAF needs, which can cut lifecycle emissions up to 90% versus conventional jet fuel. The partners also launched an R&D program developing potential 100% sustainable jet fuels optimizing efficiency and climate impacts.

Since 2016, TotalEnergies has provided SAF for Airbus aircraft deliveries and multiple demonstration flights in France evaluating various biofuel blends. The latest involved an A321neo fully fueled by SAF in March 2023.

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury said accelerating SAF deployment is essential to reach the company’s 2030 carbon reduction goals, underscoring the importance of value chain teamwork driving adoption at scale.

TotalEnergies Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné added that SAF sits at the heart of its net zero strategy. By pooling expertise, leading players help unlock sustainable innovations enabling society’s continued aviation-enabled prosperity.

About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company covering renewables, electricity, natural gas, biofuels and EV charging solutions. With operations spanning over 130 countries, it puts sustainable development at the core of its projects and operations.