JETEX INTRODUCES SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL BOOK & CLAIM

Jetex signs a milestone agreement with 360 Jet Fuel Ltd. to offer sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) book and claim option to its customers globally. Through the innovative 360 GREEN FUEL book and claim platform, Jetex aims to offer greater flexibility and accessibility to SAF.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jetex entered in an agreement with 360 Jet Fuel Ltd. to offer its customers more flexibility and wider access to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

SAF is a liquid fuel currently used in commercial aviation which reduces CO2 emissions by up to 80%. It can be produced from a number of sources including waste oil and fats, green and municipal waste and non-food crops. It can also be produced synthetically via a process that captures carbon directly from the air.

Part of what makes SAF sustainable is ensuring sustainability in its supply chain. Transporting SAF to a specific airport or flight is not always possible and could lead to higher greenhouse gas emissions. The Book & Claim system provides a solution for these situations.

The new 360 GREEN FUEL book & claim system allows Jetex customers to source SAF based on their total aviation footprint in one transaction, rather than sourcing through each location individually. This means that SAF can be sourced for flights out of airports that do not have SAF supply available.

Sourcing SAF on a Book & Claim basis will allow purchasing any volume of SAF, including 100% of fuel needs or a carbon neutral scenario, without technical limitations such as blending limits.

Jetex customers will be able to claim the C02 emission reduction they achieved by the amount of fossil fuel replaced with SAF acquired They will receive a certificate specifying the amount of SAF purchased and an audited statement outlining the corresponding CO2 reduction. This documentation can be utilized for sustainability reporting purposes.

To ensure credibility and verifiable emission reductions, 360 Jet Fuel sources physical SAF quantities from ISCC+ certified suppliers, guaranteeing full traceability of the claimed amounts, and ensures delivery to an airline partner within the aviation sector. The solution provided by 360 Jet Fuel undergoes rigorous third-party auditing, ensuring traceability to each delivery batch and eliminating any doubts of double claiming.

The new agreement takes Jetex a step closer to being fully carbon-neutral globally and is aligned with IATA’s commitment to achieving 65% SAF share by 2050.

Click here to see Adel Mardini, Founder & CEO of Jetex, on progressing the sustainability agenda.

About Jetex:
An award-winning global leader in executive aviation, Jetex is recognized for delivering flexible, best-in-class trip support solutions to customers worldwide. Jetex provides exceptional private terminals (FBOs), aircraft fueling, ground handling and global trip planning. The company caters to both owners and operators of business jets for corporate, commercial and personal air travel. To find out more about Jetex, visit www.jetex.com and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Egypt To Import 170,000 Cattle, Sheep For Eid Al-Adha Amid Soaring Meat Prices

Egypt will import 170,000 cattle and sheep, for the upcoming Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha, the Egyptian Agriculture Ministry announced yesterday.

The imports include 150,000 calves and 20,000 sheep, the ministry said, adding that, in which 45,000 will be slaughtered immediately, and the remaining 105,000 will be fattened.

The measure aims to provide sufficient meat at reasonable prices for Eid al-Adha, one of the most important holidays for Muslims, Egypt’s Agriculture Minister, Al-Said Al-Qusair, said.

Al-Qusair added that, the Egyptian government is working to release fodder for cattle and poultry in ports, to lower their prices in the market.

As Eid al-Adha is about six weeks away, Egypt is witnessing record-high meat prices, with the price for beef reaching 400 Egyptian pounds per kilogram (about 13 U.S. dollars) in some stores.

This year’s Eid al-Adha is expected to be celebrated on Jun 28.

Source: Nam News Network (NNN)

Price of 21-karat gold hits JD40.1 per gramme in local market

Prices of 21-karat gold, the highest demand at local market, on Tuesday stood at JD40.10 per gramme, as purchasing price, against JD38.40 as selling price.

The price of 24-karat and 18-karat gold amounted to JD47.10 and JD35.70 respectively, according to the Jordan Jewelers Association’s daily bulletin.

Gold prices in global markets on Tuesday reached $1,973 per ounce.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Health Minister chairs Jordan’s delegation to 76th World Health Assembly

Health Minister, Firas Al-Hawari chaired Jordan’s delegation participating in the seventy-sixth World Health Assembly, held in Geneva, Switzerland, under the theme “The WHO at 75: Saving Lives, Driving Health for All.”

“Jordan worked hand in hand with the World Health Organization in times of prosperity and emergencies, and Jordan, in solidarity with the international community, achieved great success in containing the refugee crisis on its land,” Al-Hawari said in a keynote speech, according to ministry statement issued Tuesday.

“Despite the many waves of refugees that have passed through Jordan and the accompanying severe pressure on the infrastructure of health facilities and a threat to our indicators, which we have always done a lot to improve, we have been striving in all cases with the World Health Organization to achieve health for all, vaccines were available for everyone, without exception, and access to health services was easy for all refugees, as is the case for Jordanians,” Al-Hawari added.

Al-Hawari pointed out that the burden of asylum is an international responsibility, not only the responsibility of host countries, and that meeting the requirements of adequate health care is a humanitarian duty and a regional and international security necessity, especially after the force majeure dictated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

He stressed Jordan’s emphasis on the importance of maintaining international support for refugees and host countries, and that the efforts that have been made not be sacrificed, so that this does not negatively affect the health of refugees in those countries, or pose a direct threat to the stability of health systems and the lives of citizens of host countries.

Al-Hawari added, “We have all made great efforts in saving lives and seeking to achieve health coverage for all, and we must move forward and join hands to achieve these goals.”

Al-Hawari affirmed Jordan’s continuation in adopting the life-saving approach and striving to achieve health coverage for all with the aim of saving more lives and accessing optimal health care for all without exception, in order to make the desired impact on health and human life.

Al-Hawari recalled the WHO’s role in saving many lives and developing the Invest in Health concept, as the focus was on the preventive aspect, primary health care, and strengthening governance and health systems in many countries of the world.

The proceedings of the WHO Public Health Assembly this year coincide with the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization.

The agenda for the 76th meeting of the World Health Assembly, this year, centers around the WHO’s Triple Billion targets: 1 billion more people benefit from universal health coverage, 1 billion more people better protected from health emergencies, 1 billion more people enjoy better health and well-being. It is an ambitious initiative to improve the health of billions by 2023.

In the proceedings, various topics will be covered, such as reorienting health systems towards primary health care, access to medicines, infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, dealing with emergencies, and focusing on aspects of health care such as nutrition and rehabilitation as well as health issues for women, children and adolescents among many other topics.

Source: Jordan News Agency

NARC, Dutch CBI discuss cooperation

Director General of the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) Nizar Haddad, on Tuesday received Judith Arends, Managing Director of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI), and Jordan Country Director Melanie van der Baaren-Haga.

Haddad commended the Dutch government’s role in supporting the agricultural sector, noting that the relationship between the Jordanian and Dutch sides is complementary and aims to achieve common goals through planning based on the implementation of strategies, which reflects positively on developing scientific research and achieving sustainable development, which would enhance food security.

He referred to the NARC’s role in cooperation with partners in improving the quality of Jordanian olive oil, especially Al-Mehras (Perennial) olive, which has become a global “trend” for the production of original oil, lauding the CBI’s support through the 22nd National Olive Festival.

For her part, Arends expressed appreciation for the NARC’s role in attracting pioneering projects that have a clear impact on the agricultural sector development, stressing that NARC has gained the confidence of the Dutch government in promoting opportunities to shed light on the Jordanian agricultural sector and on the Dutch side’s pursuit of more future cooperation with NARC.

She explained that the visit comes aims to enhance cooperation with NARC and stakeholders in the olive sector to bolster value chain opportunities and market Jordanian olive oil in global markets.

Source: Jordan News Agency

EMRC calls to support Palestine’s energy sector

The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC), Ziyad Saaida, has expressed EMRC’s commitment to strengthening partnerships and cooperation while providing technical support to the State of Palestine.

Saaida emphasized the importance of experience exchange during his meeting with the head of the Electricity Regulatory Authority in Palestine, which took place on the sidelines of the Arab Electricity Regulators Forum in Dubai.

According to an EMRC statement on Tuesday, Saaida urged the participating countries at the forum to lend their expertise and capabilities to support Palestine in developing and modernizing its electrical network.

The Chairman underscored the EMRC’s determination to foster ongoing collaboration with Arab and international regulatory bodies, with the aim of facilitating the exchange of experiences, developing the skills and capabilities of professionals in the sector, and harnessing shared expertise for mutual benefit.

The forum commended Jordan’s electrical system, describing it as “distinguished with pioneering technical expertise in the field of electricity and renewable energy,” and acknowledged the need to draw from Jordan’s experience in energy sector regulation and control while emphasizing the importance of strengthening the electrical interconnection network between Jordan and Palestine.

The Arab Electricity Regulators Forum in Dubai serves as an essential platform for energy regulators from across the Arab world to exchange ideas and foster collaboration.

Source: Jordan News Agency