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    The hydrotreated vegetable oil plant in Płock will supply SAF from 2025

    The hydrotreated vegetable oil plant currently under construction in Płock will enable PKN ORLEN to offer a low-carbon sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to airlines starting from 2025. This innovative product will be made from used cooking oils. SAF offers a reduction of up to 80% in carbon emissions over the lifecycle of the fuel compared to traditional jet fuel and is suitable for jet engines used in aircraft today. PKN ORLEN and PLL LOT have signed an agreement on cooperation in implementing pro-environmental solutions helping to meet the requirements of the EU’s Fit for 55 package.

    NeyZero is the international scientific consensus that, in order to prevent the worst climate damages, global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) need to fall by about 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching net zero around 2050. Global warming is proportional to cumulative CO2 emissions, which means that the planet will keep heating for as long as global emissions remain more than zero. This implies that climate damages, caused by global heating, will continue escalating for as long as emissions continue. 

    In the NetZero resolution passed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) carriers committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. One response to the challenges facing the industry is the hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) technology, which converts feedstocks such as vegetable oils, waste cooking oils or algae oils into biofuel or into a biocomponent for jet fuel. 

    Pursuant to the agreement signed between PKN ORLEN and PLL LOT, the partners will share their knowledge and experience in sustainable fuels and jointly run projects to implement SAF in civil aviation, in line with the FIT for 55 package and the Refuel Aviation initiative.

    ‘The aviation industry perfectly shows the scale of change that is taking place across the entire energy and fuel industry. That’s why we consistently invest and develop technologies that will enable us to offer advanced clean products to our customers, while sharpening the competitive edge of the group. According to our estimates, sustainable aviation fuels will account for 3% of global consumption in 2030. This is a huge development opportunity, which we want to capitalise on effectively in line with the ORLEN2030 strategy.”,  President of the Management Board of PKN ORLEN, Daniel Obajtek said.


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