Virgin Atlantic is to buy 70 million US Gallons (USG) of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Gevo, over the next seven years, with supplies through its joint venture partner, Delta Air Lines.
The agreement with Delta builds on the existing long-term partnership between Delta and Gevo and increases the use of SAF from the US West Coast. SAF produced by Gevo will come from one of its future production facilities, with fuel delivered into Los Angeles or San Francisco.
Gevo’s production process separates sugars and proteins from non-edible industrial corn grown using climate smart agricultural practices. The sugars are then used to make SAF and the proteins are fed to livestock, whose manure can be used in biogas digestors to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) and agricultural fertiliser.
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