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Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Ready for take-off? Heading for a climate-friendly future with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

With the innovative aviation fuel known as Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), we’re driving the transition to a climate-friendly future. Through co-processing waste food oil from around the region, we are able to cut CO2 emissions by more than 80% compared to conventional kerosene products. This makes SAF a key contributor to the industry's transition to more sustainable air travel. 

Innovation and forward-looking technologies are the key to reducing greenhouse gases and meeting climate targets and the aviation industry has an important role to play in this. It accounts for some 2.8 % of total global CO2 emissions worldwide and needs to reduce its footprint to achieve its goal of becoming CO2 neutral by 2050. How can this be achieved? The answer: By using Sustainable Aviation Fuel or SAF, an umbrella term for jet fuel produced without the use of fossil fuels. In other words, SAF is a genuine alternative, and it is already being used today. At the OMV refinery in Schwechat we produce it from used cooking oil. 

Our Strategy 2030 for sustainable aviation fuel

OMV is aiming to become a leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel in Europe. Starting with initial production volumes in 2022, capacity is set to increase to up to 700,000 tons of SAF by 2030. In addition, OMV is continuously expanding its SAF supply partnerships with leading airlines. The newly developed SAF Business Solutions are tailored to support companies in achieving their targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from air travel and the air transport of goods.


What are the benefits of Sustainable Aviation Fuel?

Depending on the method and raw materials used to produce it, SAF can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80% and more compared to standard jet fuel. Unlike CO2 offsetting, the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel prevents any new CO2 emissions and reduces them directly at the source. 

What precisely is Sustainable Aviation Fuel?

Sustainable Aviation Fuel is very similar to conventional jet fuel in its chemical composition, but is instead produced from sustainable raw materials. The first quantities of sustainable jet fuel at the OMV Schwechat refinery are being made by incorporating regional used cooking oil into the fuel production process. This makes the entire production chain as regional and environmentally friendly as possible. Compared to conventional fuel, our sustainable product makes a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions by more than 80 % over the entire life cycle. 

Our promise to our partners

OMV produces Sustainable Aviation Fuel with the environment and our customers in mind: We take our responsibility as a fuel supplier and our commitment to reducing our CO2 emissions very seriously. At the same time, we deliver on our customer promise of being the preferred supplier to airlines in the regions we operate in. Based on the strategic outlook for the aviation sector, we regard Sustainable Aviation Fuel as an important addition to our jet fuel range. We are working hard every day on reducing our own carbon footprint and on helping our customers reduce theirs.

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SAF Business Solutions for companies

SAF Business Solutions for companies

OMV is committed to reducing its own carbon footprint and helping its customers reduce theirs.
Our SAF Business Solutions are tailored to help companies achieve their climate targets in terms of Scope 3 emissions. For example, when traveling on business flights or transporting goods by plane.

Taking the Lead in Sustainable Fuels

Taking the Lead in Sustainable Fuels

We strive to become a leading producer of sustainable mobility fuels and chemical feedstock in Europe. We will reduce fossil fuel throughput in line with changing demand patterns, while deepening integration with the Chemicals & Materials segment.

Where will the Sustainable Aviation Fuel journey take us?

Where will the Sustainable Aviation Fuel journey take us?

High above the clouds, freedom seems limitless. We like to fly and we do it a lot – and this trend will likely increase in the future. But we are often plagued by a guilty conscience once on board because air travel produces lots of CO2 emissions. Now a solution appears to be in sight, even if still in its infancy: Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

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