Renewable fuel producer Neste has strengthened its partnership with European airline Lufthansa in the development of renewable aviation solutions. The airline will use Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), blended with fossil jet fuel, on flights departing from Frankfurt in Germany.
“We are very happy to continue our collaboration with Lufthansa, a company that has supported responsible corporate policies for decades, and is a pioneer in sustainable aviation fuel testing,” said Peter Vanacker, president and CEO of Neste. “Neste and Lufthansa share the same ambition to increase the sustainability of aviation, and to offer solutions which help our customers achieve personal goals in reducing their carbon footprint.”
Neste and Lufthansa have been working together since 2011, when the airline successfully tested SAF on a total of 1,187 flights between the German cities of Frankfurt and Hamburg. Lufthansa was the first airline to test alternative fuel in regular flights for around six months, as part of a trial run under the joint project ‘BurnFair’.
Neste added that the first batch of SAF was delivered to Lufthansa earlier this year. The fuel is produced from renewable waste and residue raw materials, resulting in an 80% reduced carbon footprint over its lifecycle when compared to fossil jet fuel.
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