Montana Renewables delivers first SAF shipments to Shell Aviation
Montana Renewables has delivered the first shipment of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to Shell Aviation, under the multi-year agreement signed earlier this year.
The start of SAF production at the facility makes Montana Renewables one of the largest SAF producers in the US.
“Shell is the logical offtake partner for us to reach multiple airlines and airports from our geographically advantaged site,” said Bruce Fleming, CEO, Montana Renewables. “We are now producing more SAF than any other North American company on top of our renewable diesel and renewable hydrogen.”
Christine Bassitt, general manager, Americas, Shell Aviation said that Shell is expanding and building supply chain capabilities to blend and distribute SAF throughout the US to give more customers access to SAF in a bid to decarbonise aviation.
“We’re excited to be working with Montana Renewables to bring together the right mix of technical expertise and operational capabilities to help increase access to SAF production in the US for our customers, including Delta, Alaska and JetBlue, to power progress in aviation,” said Bassitt.
Fleming added that support from local governments in the State of Montana, Cascade County and the City of Great Falls made the speed of Montana Renewables construction and production processes possible.
“Montana Renewables is a great example of what’s possible when there aren’t sideboards placed on innovation,” said Greg Gianforte, governor of Montanta. “The result is a healthier environment, a stronger economy, and more jobs. We’ll continue to champion pro-jobs, pro-business policies to support cutting-edge, job-creating businesses.”