Azzera adds SAF module to Celeste ahead of RefuelEU mandate


Sustainability solutions provider Azzera announced that it has added sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) management module to its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform Celeste.

The upgrade comes months ahead of the ReFuelEU aviation mandate. The SAF management module will better prepare operators for the forthcoming mandate, which means that from 2025, all aviation fuel provided at EU airports must contain a minimum fraction of SAF, a requirement set to increase through to 2050.

“The European fleet makes up about 15% of the world’s business aviation fleet and the vast majority of Europe’s operators are counting emissions – the mandates are driving this – and increasingly operators worldwide are voluntarily monitoring emissions too. Our focus is to apply innovative technology to create a digital platform, which is effortless to use, and brings real value to companies seeking a reliable, trustworthy solution, backed by science, to manage their carbon footprint,” said Puja Mahajan, founder and CEO, Azzera.

The module will help aircraft operators to effortlessly manage and track their SAF uplift and assess its contribution to emissions reduction.

The system also facilitates SAF book and claim transactions for business aviation clients, aggregates SAF demand and provides SAF certificates directly to the operator on their platform interface.

Azzera said that Metrojet, ASL Group, Elit’Avia, and AXIS Aviation are already benefitting from Celeste’s capabilities.

Azzera’s module segregates emissions by carbon compliance market, including the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), regional emissions trading systems (ETS), the EU ETS, UK ETS, and CH ETS.

Since its inception in May 2022, Azzera has facilitated the compensation of more than 55,000 tonnes of high-quality carbon credits directly or indirectly through its advisory role; and has tracked 97,300 flights, and measured more than 1.2m tonnes of emissions, representing 6% of business aviation’s total carbon footprint.