OMV, Microsoft sign SAFc agreement


Vienna-based integrated energy company OMV and Microsoft signed an agreement to procure Sustainable Aviation Fuel certificates (SAFc).

OMV has been producing Sustainable Aviation Fuel by co-processing sustainable and regional raw materials, specifically used cooking oil, at its Schwechat refinery in Austria since March 2022.

However, in cooperation with the independent global organization RSB, the company has announced SAF business solutions through the chain-of-custody model allowing OMV to transfer the environmental benefits of SAF in the form of SAFc.

“SAF is a strategic key pillar of OMV’s strategy 2030. Now we are taking the next step in decarbonizing air travel and the air transportation of goods. We are proud to expand our SAF growth path together with RSB and to support corporate customers like Microsoft, to achieve their sustainability goals,” said Martijn van Koten, EVP, OMV.

OMV has already signed several MoU’s and offtake agreements with international and national air carriers such as Ryan Air.

“Microsoft is pleased to work with OMV to procure SAFc as an integral component of our work to reduce our business travel and supply chain logistics emissions,” said Katie Ross, director, Microsoft.

“This collaboration underscores our dedication to reducing carbon emissions in the aviation sector. Together with OMV and RSB, we are accelerating our vision for a more sustainable future, fostering SAF production and contributing to a low-carbon economy.”