Boeing, Masdar join hands to accelerate SAF production in UAE


Masdar signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing to accelerate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry in the UAE and beyond through development and adoption of SAF policies in the UAE as well as developing SAF accounting principles, a press release by the company showed on Thursday.

The companies plan to develop a enabling environment for SAF policies in the UAE and beyond.  The companies will also explore advancing SAF accounting principles, allowing SAF industry to overcome geographical barriers as it scales.

“As the UAE’s clean energy powerhouse, Masdar is proud to be partnering with Boeing, a leading global aerospace company, to promote the development of sustainable aviation fuel projects. Together, we will advocate enabling policies to nurture this key market,” said Masdar Chief Green Hydrogen Officer Mohammad Abdelqader El Ramahi while announcing the partnership.

The MoU was signed by Mohammad Abdelqader El Ramahi, Chief Green Hydrogen Officer, Masdar, and Kuljit Ghata-Aura, President, Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Boeing, during the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2023.

Kuljit Ghata-Aura, President of Boeing Middle East, Turkiye and Africa, while signing the MoU, remarked that “adopting SAF is going to be aviation’s most powerful decarbonization lever. We are excited to team up with Masdar to spearhead the growth of the sustainable aviation fuel industry, both locally and globally, which will enable job creation, economic growth and significant business opportunities.”

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) develops utility-scale renewable energy projects around the world. The company has a portfolio of 34 operational projects in sectors including solar PV, onshore and offshore wind, concentrated solar power, battery storage across 17 countries.