UK airline British Airways (BA) has taken its first delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as part of its multi-year supply agreement with US energy company Phillips 66, the companies announced.

As part of the agreement, the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery, near Immingham, Lincolnshire, will supply thousands of tonnes of SAF produced from waste feedstock for use in BA’s existing pipeline infrastructure that directly feeds several UK airports including London Heathrow, according to the 28 March statement.

BA said its parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), was investing US$400M over the next 20 years into the development of SAF.

“Our supplies of SAF from Phillips 66 will allow us to progress with our… roadmap to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner and will play a role in our commitment, as part of International Airlines Group (IAG), to power 10% of flights with SAF by 2030,” BA chairman and chief executive Sean Doyle said.

Phillips 66 is active in the refining, midstream, chemicals and marketing and specialities sectors, according to its website., The company said it was planning to expand production of renewable fuels at Humber and in the USA, the latter through a proposed conversion of its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California.

In the UK, the Humber refinery has produced renewable fuels from processed waste feedstocks since 2018.

“We’re currently refining almost half a million litres (about 3,000 barrels) of sustainable waste feedstocks a day, and this is just a start,” Darren Cunningham, Humber Refinery general manager and Phillips 66’s lead executive in the UK, said.

British Airways takes first delivery of UK-produced SAF in supply agreement with Phillips 66

UK airline British Airways (BA) has taken its first delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as part of its multi-year supply agreement with US energy company Phillips 66, the companies announced.

As part of the agreement, the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery, near Immingham, Lincolnshire, will supply thousands of tonnes of SAF produced from waste feedstock for use in BA’s existing pipeline infrastructure that directly feeds several UK airports including London Heathrow, according to the 28 March statement.

BA said its parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), was investing US$400M over the next 20 years into the development of SAF.

“Our supplies of SAF from Phillips 66 will allow us to progress with our… roadmap to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner and will play a role in our commitment, as part of International Airlines Group (IAG), to power 10% of flights with SAF by 2030,” BA chairman and chief executive Sean Doyle said.

Phillips 66 is active in the refining, midstream, chemicals and marketing and specialities sectors, according to its website., The company said it was planning to expand production of renewable fuels at Humber and in the USA, the latter through a proposed conversion of its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California.

In the UK, the Humber refinery has produced renewable fuels from processed waste feedstocks since 2018.

“We’re currently refining almost half a million litres (about 3,000 barrels) of sustainable waste feedstocks a day, and this is just a start,” Darren Cunningham, Humber Refinery general manager and Phillips 66’s lead executive in the UK, said.