Neste and Air BP set to deliver sustainable fuel to Swedish airports

Renewable fuel provider Neste and aviation fuel supplier Air BP is set to deliver sustainable fuel to Stockholm Arlanda, Åre-Östersund, Malmö, Göteborg Landvetter and Umeå Airports.

The move is said to support Swedish airport operator Swedavia deliver upon its greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.

Swedavia will utilise the fuel primarily to offset the carbon emissions impact of staff travel across its locations.

“I want to congratulate Swedavia for its courageous decision to use sustainable aviation fuel as a means of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions from corporate staff air travel. I firmly believe Swedavia’s example will be followed by many companies over the next few years, as corporations pay close attention to their corporate air travel footprint, seeking to operate their businesses in a more environmentally responsible and sustainable way,” says Peter Vanacker, Neste’s president and CEO.

Sustainable aviation fuel has been produced by Neste, and supplied by Air BP at five of Swedavia’s airports in Sweden, to help reduce emissions from Swedavia’s corporate staff air travel.

Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel is produced from renewable waste and residues, among others from used cooking oil. The fuel supplied will produce up to 80% less greenhouse gas emissions over its life-cycle compared with conventional jet fuel, the company says.

“Reconciling people’s need to meet with the absolute necessity to transform the transport sector and make it fossil-free is one of the most important challenges of our time. Being able to fly in a way that is environmentally sustainable is an essential requirement in order for air travel to also be a transport mode of the future that links Sweden together and links it with the rest of the world. Susainable aviation fuel is one of the tools that will get us there,” says Jonas Abrahamsson, president and CEO of Swedavia.

Neste has announced that it is ramping up capacity to produce up to 100,000 tons per year total in the US and Europe. With the planned Singapore refinery expansion Neste will have the capacity to produce over 1 million tonnes of low-emission renewable jet fuel by 2022, the company says.

Article source: Airline Economics

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