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SAJF initiative supported at Stockholm and Caen
The availability of sustainable aviation fuel at Arlanda and Caen airports is part of a collaboration agreement between Air BP and Neste to supply airline and airport customers in Sweden.
Air BP is working on sustainable alternatives to jet fuel.

Air BP has offered sustainable aviation fuel to general and business aviation customers and aircraft manufacturers at Stockholm Arlanda airport in Sweden and at Caen Carpiquet airport in France. It comes in support of the industry's Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF) initiative, launched one year ago, which aims to encourage operators and aircraft manufacturers to use sustainable aviation fuels.

The fuel has been produced by renewable fuels producer Neste and supplied by Air BP. The fuel supplied will produce up to 80 per cent fewer emissions over its life-cycle compared with conventional jet fuel and is produced from non-palm renewable and sustainable raw materials.

Air BP global sales and marketing director, general aviation Irene Lores says: “Our industry's ambitious carbon reduction targets will only be achieved with support from across the entire supply chain. Initiatives like this give operators direct exposure to sustainable aviation fuel, helping us to overcome any obstacles in its adoption. At Air BP we believe it is important to keep working with multiple suppliers, customers and partners, and to use expertise from across the global BP organisation, to support the commercialisation of sustainable aviation fuel.”

Neste president and CEO Peter Vanacker adds: “We are extremely happy to be able to offer sustainable aviation fuel to the business aviation community. In decreasing emissions from aviation, sustainable aviation fuel represents the only viable alternative to fossil liquid fuels for powering commercial aircraft. Collaborating with Air BP, we can find the best ways of developing robust supply chains to ensure that sustainable aviation fuel is more widely accessible to aviation customers.”

Air BP commercial development manager, low carbon Tom Parsons is joining a panel of speakers at Farnborough airport as part of the SAJF Fuelling the Future event. Similarly, general manager Air BP UK and Nordics Thorbjörn Larsson will be participating in an SAJF panel discussion at EBACE to discuss the properties of sustainable aviation fuel and its current and projected wider use within the business aviation sector.

Air BP has supplied its BP biojet branded sustainable aviation fuel to commercial airline customers at over 10 airport locations, including at Oslo airport in Norway, where it was the first to supply sustainable aviation fuel through the existing airport fuelling infrastructure. In 2018, Bombardier's demonstration fleet was refuelled with BP Biojet in Stockholm Arlanda en route to EBACE and Air BP has also supplied airlines on an ad hoc basis at airports including Stockholm Bromma, Karlstad and Göteborg Landvetter.

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