Neste and United Airlines have signed an agreement that provides the airline the right to buy up to 160,000 metric tons (52.5 million gallons) of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ over the next three years.
This will help fuel United flights at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and potentially other airports as well.
With this agreement, United became the first US airline to make an international purchase agreement for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
“Reducing carbon emissions from fuel use is the fastest way United will reach 100% green goal by 2050,” said Lauren Riley, United’s chief sustainability officer. “The demand from our customers to limit their emissions from flying is growing exponentially, and this agreement means that United customers flying from Amsterdam will be partners in our sustainability efforts.”
Neste will provide United with 7,500 metric tons (2.5 million gallons) of SAF in Amsterdam in the first year.
United will also have the right to purchase up to 60,000 metric tons (20 million gallons) in the second year, and up to 90,000 metric tons (30 million gallons) in the third year, at Amsterdam or other locations that Neste can supply throughout the globe, as Neste increases its SAF production globally.
“We’re excited to be partnering with United in this milestone purchase agreement and make our SAF available to United, also an industry leader in SAF investments,” said Thorsten Lange, executive vice president, renewable aviation at Neste.
“Our global, fast-growing SAF production and supply chain supports airlines and their customers in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Neste is committed to helping aviation transition to a more sustainable future, and we look forward to expanding our cooperation with United.”
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