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Sustainable aviation fuel available at Zurich Airport during World Economic Forum

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Renewable fuels producer Neste will deliver sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Zurich Airport during this year’s World Economic Forum, taking place in Davos, Switzerland later in January.

This is the first time SAF has been made available in Switzerland. The fuel, which is known as Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel, has up to 80% smaller carbon footprint compared to fossil jet fuel. The sustainable fuel will be blended with fossil jet fuel, under a collaboration between Neste, Jet Aviation and Zurich Airport.

“Jet Aviation is committed to investing in solutions that provide business aviation owners and operators the choice to contribute to sustainable aviation,” commented David Paddock, president of Jet Aviation. “With a view to the future, these pilot schemes offer the distinguished world leaders flying into Zurich for WEF viable options in which they may collaborate. This is an important milestone in Jet Aviation’s journey to support the aviation industry’s sustainability goals.”

“We are very excited about Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel being now available for the first time at the Zurich airport,” added Thorsten Lange, Neste’s executive vice-president for renewable aviation. “The aviation industry has set clear targets for a more sustainable future. And as the world leaders gather at the World Economic Forum, we are proud to cooperate with Jet Aviation and Zurich Airport and offer WEF visitors our sustainable aviation fuel, which contributes to efficient reduction of aviation related greenhouse gas emissions. We will continue close collaboration with partners to support the aviation industry in reaching its ambitious emission reduction targets.”

The aviation sector accounts for around 2-3% of global manmade carbon dioxide emissions. To reduce its impact, the industry has set bold targets to reduce aviation-related emissions, including carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and a 50% reduction of net aviation carbon emissions by 2050. Sustainable aviation fuels are seen as an important part of the solution.