All Nippon Airways (ANA) has signed an offtake
agreement with LanzaTech that will allow the airline to purchase
sustainable aviation fuel. The agreement
targets 2021 for the delivery of the sustainable aviation fuel.
"ANA has always been guided by our values, and our decision to
transition to sustainable aviation fuel reflects how seriously we
take our commitment to the environment," said Akihiko Miura,
Executive Vice President of ANA. "Adopting this advanced fuel will
allow us to reduce CO2 emissions and meet the ambitious
sustainable development goals that we have set for the airline. At
ANA, we seek innovative solutions to the most pressing problems,
and we will continue looking for ways to reduce our ecological
impact in order to create a better world."
LanzaTech is using
their advanced microorganism-powered gas fermentation technology
to create ethanol and commercializing technology developed in
collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL) that
allows for the production of sustainable aviation fuel.
a partnership agreement with Mitsui & Co., Ltd., which
strategically invested in LanzaTech, in 2018, to jointly develop a
sustainable aviation fuel manufacturing business that utilizes
LanzaTech's innovative catalytic technology.
Working with Mitsui &
Co., Ltd, ANA plans to implement these breakthroughs by
testing LanzaTech's sustainable aviation fuel made from industrial
waste emissions on its new delivery flight this fall.
The sustainable aviation fuel developed by LanzaTech does
not contain any sulfur and as per current international standards
for all sustainable aviation fuel used in commercial flights will
be blended with at least 50% conventional jet fuel, easing the
transition to full sustainability.