Aviation fuel provider Air BP has highlighted the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at the recent NBAA-BACE industry event in Las Vegas, US.
The company highlighted how solid waste from homes and businesses, including packaging, paper, textiles and food scraps that would otherwise go to landfill or incineration, can be converted into sustainable fuel for aircraft.
Air BP also announced the availability of SAF to general and business aviation customers, as well as aircraft manufacturers, at Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden.
Derived from renewable and sustainable raw material, the fuel is made by producer Neste and supplied by Air BP. It is able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% over its lifecycle, compared with conventional jet fuel.
Air BP and Neste inked a collaboration agreement in October last year to explore opportunities to increase the supply and availability of SAF for airline customers.
“We are delighted once again to be putting SAF at the heart of our NBAA exhibit and to be able to offer SAF at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Sweden, to support the SAF fly-in at the event,” said Irene Lores, global sales and marketing director, general aviation at Air BP, ahead of the event.
“The availability of SAF at Arlanda gives operators further opportunity to lift sustainable aviation fuel and helps us to understand any obstacles in its adoption. At Air BP, we believe it is important to keep working with multiple suppliers, customers and partners, to support the commercialisation of SAF, which is something we will be focusing on at NBAA-BACE this week.”
Air BP has supplied its BP Biojet branded SAF to commercial airline customers at over 15 airport locations, including at Oslo Airport in Norway, where it was the first to supply SAF through the airport’s existing fuelling infrastructure.
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