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Tue, 18 June 2019

ANA Signs Offtake Agreement for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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."

ANA Boeing 737 reg: JA18AN. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

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.

ANA signed 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.

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