July 15, 2024

Google joins Amex GBT’s SAF programme

Google has joined American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) and Shell Aviation’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) program.

Google’s collaboration with Amex GBT and Shell Aviation builds on its goal to reach net zero across all its operations and value chain by 2030.

Amex GBT and Shell Aviation are bringing together corporates and airlines, including Google, Aon, Bank of America, Delta, Cathay Pacific, JetBlue and Japan Airlines, to address aviation’s dependence on fossil fuels, to co-fund the cost of SAF and help scale its use.

The programme is powered by Avelia, which uses blockchain to provide clear and transparent tracking of the environmental attributes of SAF delivered into the aviation fueling network.

Environmental attributes can be allocated to both airlines and business customers, while avoiding issues such as double counting. 

This means corporates can confidently report verified lifecycle emissions reductions from SAF today, while working to establish sufficient SAF to meet their future net zero or science-based targets.