ADNOC Secures As The First Worldwide Accreditation For The Provision Of SAF
The UAE is poised to take the lead in sustainable aviation fuel production in the Middle East, as Abu Dhabi National Oil Co.’s (ADNOC) Ruwais refinery has received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification, according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM). This certification establishes ADNOC as the first Middle Eastern company to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to the aviation sector, reaffirming its commitment to sustainability.
SAF is manufactured at the Ruwais refinery using cooking oils as a feedstock, and it is subsequently blended with conventional jet fuel. Sultan Albigishi, the acting CEO of ADNOC Refining, stated that the development of sustainable aviation fuel is a crucial component of the company’s strategy to provide low-emission fuel to its customers.
The International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), headquartered in Cologne, is a global system for verifying the sustainability of agricultural, industrial, and food products across various markets. By securing this international certificate for SAF production through its existing refineries, ADNOC is now capable of supplying biofuel to international airlines operating in Abu Dhabi.
WAM reported that ADNOC is set to release its inaugural batch of SAF later this month, which will be sufficient to power a 787-10 Dreamliner flight from Abu Dhabi to Paris. Ahmad bin Thalith, the acting CEO of ADNOC Global Trading, emphasized the significance of obtaining the international certificate for sustainability and carbon, underscoring ADNOC Global Trading’s role in providing essential raw materials for refining operations, including biofuels and other sustainable fuel alternatives to both global and local customers.
ADNOC continues to pursue a shift towards cleaner energy and actively invest in future clean energy solutions, reinforcing its position as a dependable global energy provider. In alignment with the UAE’s strategic goal to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, ADNOC recently announced its intention to accelerate its climate neutrality target to 2045.