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Sojitz Completes First International Business Jet Flight Using Sustainable Aviation Fuel Produced in Japan

2022.10.03

Sojitz Group company, Phenix Jet Cayman SEZC (Head Office: Cayman Islands; Representative Director: Andrew Svoboda), has completed its first international business jet flight outbound from Japan using “SUSTEO,” a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) brand manufactured and sold in Japan by Euglena Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Mitsuru Izumo; “Euglena”). The aircraft departed from Narita International Airport on Friday, September 30th, 2022. Phenix Jet Cayman SEZC celebrates this flight as its inaugural international business jet flight departing from Japan using SAF produced in Japan.
[Refueling at Narita International Airport]

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) results in reduced CO2 emissions compared with traditional jet fuels, and this biofuel is expected to greatly contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society in the coming years. Euglena’s “SUSTEO” is a SAF brand manufactured from raw materials such as used cooking oil and microalgae, which is mixed with traditional fossil jet fuel to create a more eco-friendly fuel.

Sojitz Group will continue to seek new opportunities to utilize SAF biofuel in its business jet operations moving forward with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions through its business activities.

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