The world’s largest oil trader – SHELL to produce sustainable jet fuel

Business Today

Nov 16, 2021

Shell aims to produce 2 million tonnes of low-carbon aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025.

A great initiative was taken by the world’s largest oil trader – SHELL to produce low-carbon jet fuel by 2025. This aids to promote and encourage the world’s airlines to take part in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The aviation sector contributes about 3% of the world’s carbon emissions and is one of the toughest to control because it lacks alternate technologies.


Shell aims to produce 2 million tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025, which is a ten-fold increase from today's total global output. The cost of SAF is 8 times higher than regular jet fuel, which is one of the challenges that come with the benefits. By boosting the usage of SAF, the US wants to cut aircraft greenhouse – gas emissions by 20% by the end of the decade. The SAF accounts for less than 0.1% of today's global aviation fuel demand.


According to USNEWS- Shell plans to build a biofuels processing plant at its Rotterdam refinery with an annual capacity of 820,000 tonnes, with SAF set to make up more than half of the output. The plant is expected to start production in 2024.


By using low carbon fuel and offsetting the remaining emissions through carbon credits we can reduce emissions to net-zero. "Sustainable aviation fuel, whether bio SAF or synthetic SAF, remains the single biggest solution," Mascolo said.


Our motto is to progress forward to a better future. Enposs stands with this initiative taken by Shell and hopes that this move will help other large-scale businesses to follow.