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Asian airlines explore greener jet fuel amid post-COVID recovery

Decarbonization is key to future competitiveness, executives say

Airline companies are looking into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) -- a type of biofuel -- as worldwide decarbonization efforts increase. (Source photos by Ken Kobayashi and Kosaku Mimura)

TOKYO -- As global aviation recovers from the devastation caused by COVID-19, Asian airlines are testing the use of lower-carbon fuels to limit the environmental impact of the industry.

Singapore Airlines announced in early July that it has begun testing what has become known as sustainable aviation fuel. A biofuel made from waste cooking oil and plants, it will be supplied by Finland's Neste.

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