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Neste and HELLENIC reach SAF agreement

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Neste and HELLENIC PETROLEUM Group have entered into an agreement for the commercial distribution of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM on flights by Aegean Airlines.
HELLENIC PETROLEUM Group, through its subsidiary EKO, will ensure the supply of Neste-produced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on AEGEAN flights departing from its Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia” hub.
Flights from Athens International Airport are expected to follow soon.
“Our cooperation with Neste, a global leader in renewable fuels, is a significant part in the implementation of our strategic plan ‘Vision 2025’ for the energy transformation of our Group. This initiative is one of others to follow for the gradually increased use of sustainable fuels and we are proud to partner with Neste to help AEGEAN and the Greek aviation industry to reduce its carbon footprint,” said Konstantinos Panas, HELLENIC PETROLEUM supply and sales general manager.
“We are delighted to be working together with HELLENIC to make our Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel available in Greece and to Aegean Airlines. We share the ambition to contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of aviation and are committed to working together to achieve this. Neste is playing its part by increasing SAF production capacity to 1.5 million tons by the end of 2023 – more than the entire aviation fuel demand pre-Covid in Greece. We need to act now – SAF is a key and proven solution with clear climate benefits, and it is already available today,” commented Jonathan Wood, vice president Europe, renewable aviation at Neste.