Delta Air Lines, Chevron USA and Google are to track sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) test batch emissions data using cloud-based technology, the companies have announced.
The companies hope to “create a common, more transparent model for analysing potential greenhouse gas emissions reductions that could then be adopted by organisations considering SAF programmes”.
Chevron will produce a test batch of SAF at its El Segundo Refinery for Delta flights operating from Los Angeles International Airport. In parallel, Google Cloud will build a data and analytics framework to securely ingest and analyse emissions data relating to the batch.
“As aviation continues to define a more sustainable future, understanding the environmental impacts of our operations will be paramount as we look to mitigate climate change,” said Amelia DeLuca, Delta’s managing director of sustainability.
“On top of being the first carbon neutral airline on a global basis, we’ve pledged to replace 10 per cent of our jet fuel with SAF by 2030. This partnership has the potential to help us achieve that goal while providing important data and analytics that demonstrate the environmental integrity of our commitment.”
Andy Walz, president of Americas fuels & lubricants at Chevron, said, “The data sharing and transparency component of this partnership will help us better understand the emissions from sustainable aviation fuel production and delivery, supporting our goal to advance lower carbon fuels.”
“Google Cloud has a history of pioneering emissions reduction technologies and we’re looking forward to exploring the use of data and analytics capabilities to advance renewable fuel understanding and adoption,” said Larry Cochrane, director, global energy solutions, Google Cloud.
S: Business Travel News Europe
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