Kuwait Petroleum completes SAF blending at biorefinery in France


Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI) announced its marketing arm Q8Aviation has successfully completed first blending process of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at a biorefinery in the northern city of Le Havre in France.

The SAF will be delivered to the international Charles de Gaulle Airport, largest in France, and Paris’ Orly Airport, the second largest air facility in the French capital.

According to a report by the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), KPI CEO Shafi Al-Ajmi said the successful process constituted a new step forward in the company’s endeavours to secure SAF for the markets.

He said the blending process was carried out in line with the voluntary sustainability criteria of the EU ISCC standards with full accreditation by the European Commission.

He said that SAF production at Le Havre will help boost marketing of SAF and supplying the sustainable fuel to aircraft at French airports. KPI is eyeing to set up more SAF blending across major aviation fuel markets to help the aviation sector achieve carbon neutrality targets by 2050.

KPI supplies jet fuel to more than 70 airports worldwide, produces and markets oils in refineries across Italy, Vietnam and Oman.