ADNOC receives ISCC certification to produce SAF


Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) Ruwais Refinery has received International Sustainability Carbon Certification (ISCC) to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), the company announced in a press release on Tuesday.

“The development of SAF is a key part of our strategy to deliver lower carbon fuels to our customers. We are committed to supporting the aviation industry’s effort to ramp-up the use of SAF as one of the key pillars to decarbonize air travel,” ADNOC Refining acting CEO Sultan Al Bigishi.

The certification will allow ADNOC to supply SAF to international airlines at Abu Dhabi Airport.

The SAF is produced from used cooking oil feedstock that is blended with jet fuel at ADNOC’s Ruwais Refinery. The first batch, enough to fuel a return 787-10 Dreamliner flight from Abu Dhabi to Paris, will be available in October 2023.

Ahmad Bin Thalith, CEO of ADNOC Global Trading, said “this certification is an important step forward on our sustainability journey and will open up a whole host of new opportunities both in the UAE and beyond. Trading biofuels enables ADNOC to offer our global and domestic customers more sustainable alternatives.

ADNOC Global Trading is responsible for sourcing suitable bio feedstocks from the market into refinery operations.