Abu Dhabi to build the Middle East’s first Waste-to-Sustainable Aviation Fuel plant
November 16, 2021
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  • Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) has signed a Joint Project Development Agreement (JPDA) with Etihad Airways to facilitate the development of the Middle East region’s first Waste-to-Sustainable Aviation Fuel (Waste to SAF) plant, according to a report by UAE state news agency WAM.

    The report, citing a Tadweer press statement issued on Monday, said the Waste to SAF plant would convert up to 4 million tonnes per annum of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) into 140 million gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, compliant with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards.

    Private sector participants would be invited to submit proposals to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the plant, which would be procured jointly by Tadweer and Etihad Airways, the report said. It said the UAE national airline will enter into a long-term SAF offtake agreement while Tadweer will provide the feedstock waste under a long-term waste supply agreement.