Neste, and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from waste and residue raw materials, has delivered its first batch of SAF to San Francisco International Airport.
The world's largest producer of renewable diesel delivered the fuel via pipeline, where it will be used by major airlines committed to reducing carbon emissions.
Neste is the first company to deliver sustainable aviation fuel, under its brand name Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel, to the airport using existing multi-product pipeline infrastructure.
“This is a major milestone in our goal to make San Francisco International Airport a hub for the use of sustainable aviation fuel in our pursuit of carbon neutrality,” said airport director Ivar Satero.
“By focusing on the entire supply chain process, achievements like this one have the power to transform the landscape of our entire industry. I am grateful for our partnership with Neste to make this climate quantum leap a reality.”
Thorsten Lange, executive vice president for Renewable Aviation at Neste, added: “The aviation industry is essential for global business, generating growth and facilitating economic recovery.
“But if we are to address aviation-related emissions, we need to utilise all the available solutions. We are extremely happy to have partnered with San Francisco International Airport, a forerunner with a concrete emission reduction strategy, to address climate change and support them in achieving those climate targets.
“Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel is a sustainable aviation fuel that in neat form and over the lifecycle reduces GHG emissions up to 80% compared to fossil jet fuel. It can be easily delivered in a multi-product pipeline, which should become a standard process in the future.”
Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel can be used as a drop-in fuel with existing aircraft engines and airport infrastructure, requiring no extra investment. It is made from sustainably sourced, 100% renewable waste and residue materials, like used cooking oil or animal fats.
In 2018, the airport signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Neste and a group of eight airlines and fuel producers to expand the use of SAF. The agreement was the first of its kind to include fuel suppliers, airlines, and airport agencies in a collaborative effort to accelerate the global transition to SAF.
The deal is part of the airport's five-year strategic plan of becoming a “triple zero” campus, achieving not just carbon neutrality, but also net zero energy and zero waste.
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