Our future growth will enable even more individuals, communities and businesses to enjoy the benefits that aviation brings. However, we must look to grow responsibly, and this means tackling emissions today, along with a clear, long-term approach to sustainability.

As we aim to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, we also make it our mission to develop our portfolio of products and services to help fulfil our customers’ requirements in a way that will enable them to achieve their own decarbonization ambitions.

Our pathway to net-zero

Aviation is recognised as a sector where emissions are hard to abate. No single solution or player can deliver the decarbonization for the industry that is needed. All parties that benefit from flying must come together, using all available measures to tackle emissions today, for a sustainable tomorrow.

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Offsetting emissions

And finally by offsetting emissions, in the short to medium-term. Until avoid and reduce measures are in place to create impact at scale, the use of carbon credits will play a vital role. Used alongside other measures like SAF, high-quality offsets, such as nature-based solutions, can help aviation tackle net emissions today, ensuring the industry continues to support growth and prosperity, as it builds towards a truly sustainable future.

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A sustainable future

Inspired by the Paris Agreement, our drive to help customers towards a sustainable future is grounded in Shell’s own ambition to become a Net-Zero energy Net-Zero energy business by 2050 or sooner, in step with society.

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Work together towards a lower carbon future

Shell Aviation is fully committed to collaborating with all players in the aviation community, to work together towards a lower carbon future. We aim to play our part in full; as a supplier of renewable and conventional fuel, as a technology and innovation partner, and as a strong advocate for solutions that will work today and tomorrow.

Find out more below about how we are collaborating to help reduce emissions and transition to a more sustainable future.

Carbon offsets: Compensate for your emissions today

The aviation sector is working on bringing measures that avoid and reduce emissions to scale, such as developing more sustainable aviation fuels. But they are also looking for ways to compensate their emissions right now. Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of the carbon footprint that flying generates, and companies are looking for ways to be able to continue to operate and grow while limiting their impact.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Shell Aviation advocate a three-tiered carbon-management approach to emissions; Avoid, Reduce, Offset. We intend to supply a significant share of the available supply to the market by working with others including the world’s largest producer of SAF, World Energy. We are working to collaborate, to supply and to invest, all with the aspiration of offering SAF as a significant part of our fuels portfolio.

Nature-Based Solutions

As part of our ambition to become a Net-Zero energy business by 2050, Shell plans to make significant investments in nature-based solutions, helping protect and regenerate natural ecosystems by preserving nature’s ability to absorb CO2.

Unleaded Avgas

Remarkably, most fuel consumed by piston aircraft is still leaded. Shell is carrying on its tradition of innovation by developing and testing a safe unleaded fuel for piston aircraft.

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Navigating the pathway to sustainable aviation

The aviation industry is on its way to returning to the skies, and part of that return must include reducing its contribution to climate change. The current options are limited and complex, but with urgent action and collaboration from multiple stakeholders and consumer demand for sustainable aviation still strong, significant reductions in aviation emissions are possible.

Latest News and Highlights

Etihad Airways boosts its carbon offset programme in collaboration with Shell

The nature-based offsets, purchased from Shell, make Etihad’s efforts geographically diverse in the promotion of climate action.

Setting a flightpath to net-zero emissions in turbulent conditions

As the aviation sector plots a course for recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, it must renew its focus on reducing emissions.

Shell to supply DHL Express with sustainable aviation fuel at Schiphol Airport

DHL Express to fly on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport.

Shell Aviation and SkyNRG supply sustainable aviation fuel, produced by World Energy, to Rolls-Royce for use in next generation engine demonstrator tests

Ground tests with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) aim to demonstrate Rolls-Royce engines can unlock SAF’s potential to reduce emissions.

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