United Airlines has joined forces with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV) and biotech firm Cemvita Factory for the commercialisation of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) made from carbon dioxide.
Cemvita will receive investment from United to boost its desires of hitting net zero by 2050 without offsetting.
It uses synthetic biology to convert carbon dioxide into chemicals and alternative fuels, reducing emissions and improving the environmental impact of the gas.
United will eventually look to use the SAF in its engines and will bring Cemvita’s technology to market alongside OLCV.
Michael Leskinen, President of United Airlines, described commercialising SAF as a “global imperative”.
Cemvita CEO Moji Karimi added: “We commend United Airlines for being a leader in the airline industry’s decarbonisation efforts and are proud to work once again with OLCV to provide these solutions on a broader scale.”