Clean fuel producer Raven SR has reached memoranda of understanding (MOU) with Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) to supply sustainable aviation fuel (Saf) for key global routes.

For both carriers, Raven SR will initially deliver 50,000t of SAF in 2025 and increase it to 200,000t over A ten-year period.

Raven SR CEO Matt Murdock said: “We are grateful our strategic partner Itochu introduced us to JAL to initiate this landmark agreement for long-term SAF supplies that will foster growth for Raven SR on a global basis and help JAL with its carbon reduction commitments.

“We expect that our agreement with JAL to supply SAF in strategic markets globally will enable buying local fuel produced from local waste. We see growing interest in such efficiency and circularity in renewable fuel distribution for aviation and other transportation sectors.”

The SAF will be produced by converting different types of waste, including green waste, municipal solid waste, organic waste, and methane from municipal solid waste.

It will be manufactured at facilities planned for major global markets outside Japan to meet the needs of the two airlines’ specific international routes.

Raven SR aims to begin the commercial production of the green fuel in California by 2025, with plans to reach a SAF production capacity of 200,000tpa until 2034 in the US and Europe.

Murdock added: “We are grateful our strategic partner Itochu introduced us to ANA to initiate this landmark agreement for long-term SAF supplies that will foster growth for Raven SR on a global basis and help ANA with its carbon reduction commitments.

“We expect that our agreement with ANA to supply SAF in strategic markets globally will enable buying local fuel produced from local waste.”