Heathrow launches renewable biofuel Fly Up breakfast

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A first of its kind breakfast at Heathrow, named The Fly Up, which is cooked with oil that is then cleaned and recycled into renewable biofuels has taken off.
The Heathrow Fly Up has been created in partnership with chef Heston Blumenthal to create awareness of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
In the UK aviation sector’s latest net zero roadmap, SAF is the single biggest innovation that will help it hit its net-zero target by 2050.
Heathrow is committed to decarbonising and biofuels have a key role to play in its net-zero plan.
On the ground, Heathrow has made the switch to HVO biodiesel with over 95% of its operational diesel fleet now run on the fuel.
It is a global airport leader on SAF – setting a goal for 11% of the jet fuel used at Heathrow to be SAF by 2030.
Heathrow’s pioneering SAF scheme incentivises the use of SAF at the airport, approximately halving the price gap between conventional jet fuel and SAF, making it more affordable to airlines.
Matt Gorman, director of Carbon at Heathrow, said: “We are delighted to partner with Heston Blumenthal's The Perfectionists’ Café to introduce the ‘Fly Up’, a breakfast that not only gives passengers a delicious start to the day but will raise awareness about SAF and its potential to transform this industry.
“By demonstrating how cooking oils can be converted into biofuels, we want people to understand how SAF is a real solution to decarbonise aviation and show how we’re continuing our mission to get to Net Zero by 2050.
Carlos Santos, head chef at The Perfectionists’ Café, said: “This is an exciting partnership that we are thrilled to be part of. The ‘Fly Up’ is made up of the best of British ingredients – a breakfast we’re proud of, and even more so as it signifies a positive step towards a more sustainable future for air travel.”
Karolien De Hertogh, director sales UK and Ireland at United Airlines said: “At United, we are committed to our goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and believe SAF is the nearest term and most promising solution to decarbonise aviation.”

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