Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport is now supplied with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
VINCI Airports has made SAF available to users of Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne airport with Michelin Air Services as its first customer.
The fuels are supplied by Air BP under a refuelling contract with VINCI Airports. These biofuels are produced from used cooking oil.
SAF represents the solution for decarbonising aviation that can be implemented immediately, before other technological breakthroughs such as hydrogen aircraft.
As the first airport operator to have implemented a global environmental strategy, VINCI Airports has been committed since 2015 to a global approach to controlling and reducing its environmental impact.
This has resulted in a significant reduction in its carbon footprint (22% reduction in gross CO2 emissions between 2018 and 2020 for its entire network).
Nicolas Notebaert, CEO of VINCI Concessions and chairman of VINCI Airports, said: "Sustainable biofuels represent a short-term solution to decarbonise aviation, and are an integral part of the ambitious environmental strategy we have been pursuing since 2015 to reduce our carbon footprint and involve our stakeholders in this same movement.
"We are pleased with this step forward and remain committed to contribute, alongside industry players, to the development of a less carbon-intensive aviation that is compatible with the aspirations of travellers."
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