Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) said on Thursday that it had delivered the first shipment of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Changi Airport as part of a one-year pilot program to test the new fuel for aircraft.

According to ExxonMobil, the shipment is a combination of fossil-based refined jet fuel from ExxonMobil’s Singapore integrated refining and petrochemical plant and SAF provided by Neste Oil.

In February, the oil company was chosen as the fuel provider for a pilot program sponsored by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Singapore Airlines, and Temasek. The gasoline was supposed to be supplied to Singapore Airlines and Scoot planes departing from Changi Airport this month.

ExxonMobil intends to offer over 40,000 barrels per day of lower-emission fuels, including SAF, by 2025, and 200,000 barrels per day by 2030.

Demand for low-emission fuels is predicted to rise as transportation industries such as aviation, maritime, and heavy-duty trucks work to reduce carbon emissions.

Source: Reuters

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