TotalEnergies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Air France-KLM for the delivery of more than 800,000 tones of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Air France-KLM Group’s airlines over a ten-year period beginning in 2023.
TotalEnergies’ biorefineries will create this environmentally friendly jet fuel. The airlines of the Air France-KLM Group will have access to it primarily for flights leaving from France (in conformity with French law) and the Netherlands.
In comparison to their fossil equivalent, TotalEnergies’ sustainable aviation fuels cut CO2 emissions by at least 80% on average during their entire lifecycle.
Air France-KLM has established a stringent sourcing strategy and is dedicated to buying only SAFs that are not in direct competition with food for humans or animals, that are RSB* or ISCC** certified for sustainability, and that are not made from palm oil.
By signing this MOU, Air France-KLM and TotalEnergies reaffirm their partnership and shared commitment to advancing the growth of a more responsible aviation industry.
For almost ten years, TotalEnergies and the Air France-KLM Group have been working together to use sustainable aviation fuel.
“Biofuel development is one of our Company’s strategic priorities. This new partnership with Air France-KLM exemplifies the excellence of industry and French aerospace in committing to a more sustainable aviation sector. By directly reducing the carbon intensity of the energy products used by our air transport customers, we are actively working with them to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, together with society,” said Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies.
“Air France-KLM is fully committed to advancing SAF production in Europe and around the world. This Memorandum of Understanding with TotalEnergies is another building block in the development of French production that can meet the airlines’ needs, marking a milestone in the successful decarbonization of our business. We continue to step up our efforts to reduce the impact of our operations as quickly as possible, and we look forward to working with TotalEnergies to accelerate our efforts to reduce the impact of our operations as quickly as possible,” said Benjamin Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Air France-KLM.