Neste, AirBP offer sustainable alternative jet fuel at French airport

Credit: Neste
Credit: Neste

Renewable fuels producer Neste has teamed up with AirBP to offer an option to refuel with sustainable aviation fuel at Caen airport in France.

Produced by Neste, the sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) is being supplied to Caen Carpiquet airport by AirBP.

The fuel is produced from non-palm renewable and sustainable raw materials and, according to Neste, will produce up to 80% fewer emissions over its lifecycle than conventional jet fuel.

“Our industry’s ambitious carbon reduction targets will only be achieved with support from across the entire supply chain,” said Irene Lores, global sales and marketing director, general aviation, at AirBP. “Initiatives like this give operators direct exposure to sustainable aviation fuel helping us to overcome any obstacles in its adoption. At AirBP we believe it is important to keep working with multiple suppliers, customers and partners, and using expertise from across the global BP organisation, to support the commercialisation of sustainable aviation fuel.”

“We are extremely happy to be able to offer sustainable aviation fuel to the business aviation community,” added Peter Vanacker, president and CEO of Neste. “In decreasing emissions from aviation, sustainable aviation fuel made from waste and residues represents the best viable drop-in alternative to fossil liquid fuels for powering commercial aircraft. Collaborating with AirBP, we can find the best ways of developing robust supply chains to ensure that sustainable aviation fuel is more widely accessible to aviation customers.”

Neste is increasing its capacity for renewable jet fuel over the next few years, with plans to produce up to 100,000 tonnes per year in the US and Europe. Following the expansion of a refinery in Singapore, the company will be able to produce up to 1 million tonnes of SAJF by 2022.

Credit: Neste