TOULOUSE/QUEBEC: Airbus has joined a Canadian consortium of Air Transat, Hydro-Quebec, Aéroports de Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and Aéro Montréal to develop sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) technology.
The goal is to make Montreal a SAF hub producing ‘Power-to-Liquid’ (PtL) energy - an e-fuel made from captured carbon dioxide (CO2) synthesised with green hydrogen produced in Quebec.
The process involves capturing CO2 from large industrial emitters and converting it into an alternative fuel. Airbus estimates the fuel produced by SAF+ will have an 80 percent lower carbon footprint compared to conventional jet fuel.
Airbus operator Air Transat will be the launch customer in 2025 for up to 30 million litres of PtL.
"Airbus, alongside many of its customers, is more than convinced the use of SAF is an essential pillar to support the aviation industry’s decarbonisation journey,” commented Steven Le Moing, the company’s New Energy Programme manager. “Building this new Canadian ecosystem alongside the SAF+ Consortium is a key milestone as we continue to push to reach our global 2050 CO2 emissions-reduction targets.”
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