AIR COMPANY, a climate technology producer and provider, announced that Air Canada will join their growing list of partners, including JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic, to help develop and deliver power-to-liquid sustainable aviation fuels (PtL SAF) to multiple North American markets by 2025. PtL SAFs are created by using renewable energy to fuse carbon dioxide with hydrogen that has been removed from water. By utilizing its power-to-liquid proprietary catalyst, AIR COMPANY hopes to provide Air Canada with SAFs that are free of fossil fuels and create a 94% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
“We remain focused on seeking innovative, long-term, sustainable GHG emissions reduction solutions for aviation, and SAF is a key pillar in our strategy to achieve our ambition goal of net-zero GHG emissions by 2050,” said Air Canada President and CEO Michael Rousseau. “We look forward to working together with AIR COMPANY to explore how to advance new, transformational technologies such as their unique CO2-derived SAF to scale commercially in Canada.”
By taking advantage of Canada’s renewable energy resources and green hydrogen tax credits, AIR COMPANY and Air Canada will also explore the development of AIRMADE SAF, a drop-in SAF that can be used as a 100% fuel replacement that doesn’t require blending.
“We have a grand vision for deploying our technology worldwide, and we always look for partners to join us in this endeavor,” said AIR COMPANY Co-Founder and CEO Gregory Constantine. “We are thrilled to explore opportunities to bring AIRMADE technology to Canada and to contribute to Air Canada’s goal of reaching net-zero… and to transition away from our dependency of fossil fuels in the aviation sector.”