Chevron, Delta Air Lines and Google Announce Intent to Measure Sustainable Aviation Fuel Emissions Data and Increase Industry Transparency
SAN RAMON, CA & MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA & ATLANTA – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Chevron USA Inc., through its division Chevron Products Company (Chevron), Delta Air Lines (Delta) and Google today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to track emissions data of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) test batches using cloud based technology.
Sustainable aviation fuel is produced from organic raw materials which can significantly reduce the carbon intensity of the life cycle compared to conventional jet fuel. The companies hope to create a common, more transparent model for analyzing potential reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that could then be adopted by organizations considering SAF programs. Through this project, Chevron plans to produce a test batch of SAF at its refinery in El Segundo and sell SAFs to Delta at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), a major global hub for the fleet. from Delta.
“As aviation continues to define a more sustainable future, understanding the environmental impacts of our operations will be paramount as we seek to mitigate climate change,” said Amelia DeLuca, Managing Director of Sustainability at Delta. “In addition to being the world’s leading carbon neutral airline, we have made a commitment to replace 10% of our jet fuel with FAS by 2030. This partnership has the potential to help us achieve this goal. while providing important data and analysis that demonstrate the environmental integrity of our commitment.
“This MOU builds on our previously announced efforts to be the first refiner in the United States to proportionally co-process organic feedstocks in an FCC through a high yield investment program,” said said Andy Walz, president of Americas Fuels & Lubricants for Chevron. “The data sharing and transparency component of this partnership will help us better understand emissions from the sustainable production and delivery of aviation fuel, supporting our goal of advancing low carbon fuels. ”
In parallel, Google Cloud plans to create a data and analytics framework to securely ingest and analyze emissions data from Delta and Chevron related to the SAF test batch. The pilot’s objective will be to provide better visibility of their project data, allowing greater transparency and better reporting of SAF emissions.
“Google Cloud has a history of pioneering emissions reduction technologies and we look forward to exploring the use of data and analytical capabilities to advance the understanding and adoption of renewable fuels,” said Larry Cochrane, Director, Global Energy Solutions, Google Cloud.
Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We believe that affordable, reliable and ever cleaner energy is essential to achieve a more prosperous and sustainable world. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that improve our business and the industry. To advance a low-carbon future, we are focused on cost-effectively reducing our carbon intensity, increasing renewables and offsets to support our business, and investing in low-emission technologies. carbon that enable commercial solutions. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
From being the first and only U.S. airline to voluntarily cap greenhouse gas emissions at 2012 levels to last year’s pledge to be the world’s first carbon-neutral airline, Delta’s has a long-standing commitment to sustainable air transport. Delta was the # 1 airline named among America’s Most Sustainable Companies by Barron’s in 2020, the only US airline included in the S&P Sustainability Yearbook 2021 and received the Vision for America award from Keep America Beautiful and the Captain Planet Foundation Superhero Corporate Award. Delta has also earned a place in the FTSE4Good Index for six consecutive years and in the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for ten consecutive years. For more information, visit Delta.com/sustainability.
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