Gazprom Neft, together with Airbus, Aeroflot, S7 Group, Volga-Dnepr Group, the N.E. Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute TsAGI and the State Research Institute of Civil Aviation FGUP GosNII GA has established Russia’s first association for developers and manufacturers of low-carbon sustainable aviation fuel. The Eurasian SAF-Alliance will facilitate the use of environmentally friendly aviation fuel, fully compliant with international standards, at Russian airports. Members of the Eurasian SAF-Alliance are aiming for the first bio-fuelled flight to take place no later than 2024. The Gazprom Neft Industrial Innovations Technology Centre, St Petersburg, will act as the Alliance’s main research facility, the company’s cutting-edge science base here facilitating the development of effective green aviation fuel formulations, as well as the technologies for their subsequent commercial production. Pilot batches of SAF will be produced at Gazprom Neft’s refineries in Moscow and Omsk. The Eurasian SAF-Alliance is an open forum through which aviation-industry market participants throughout the green jet-fuel value chain can engage. A roadmap on investigating the operational properties of SAF fuel, as well as supporting R&D and developing technical regulations and standards for “wing-tip” refuelling is to be put in place, to that end. SAF (sustainable aviation fuel) refers to plant-based, low-carbon aviation fuel. Using SAF can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions caused by air travel by up to 80%.