Air bp is continuing to build its relationship in Sweden with Neste, a producer of renewable fuels from wastes and residues. The two companies are delivering sustainable aviation fuel to Stockholm Arlanda, Åre-Östersund, Malmö, Göteborg Landvetter and Umea airports to support Swedish airport operator Swedavia in its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Swedavia will utilise the fuel primarily to offset the carbon emissions impact of staff travel across its locations.
“I want to congratulate Swedavia for its courageous decision to use sustainable aviation fuel as a means of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions from corporate staff air travel,” says Neste president and CEO Peter Vanacker. “I firmly believe Swedavia's example will be followed by many companies over the next few years, as corporations pay close attention to their corporate air travel footprint, seeking to operate their businesses in a more environmentally responsible and sustainable way.”
Air bp CEP Jon Platt adds: “We are pleased to support Swedavia in its new initiative using sustainable aviation fuel. We are committed to supporting all our customers as they work towards reducing their emissions and realising their low carbon ambitions.”
President and CEO of Swedavia Jonas Abrahamsson says that making the sector fossil-free is one of the great challenges of our time: “Being able to fly in a way that is environmentally sustainable is an essential requirement in order for air travel to be a transport mode of the future that links Sweden together and links it with the rest of the world. Sustainable aviation fuel is one of the tools that will get us there.”
Neste's sustainable aviation fuel is produced from renewable waste and residues, among others from used cooking oil. Fuel supplied will produce up to 80 per cent lower greenhouse gas emissions over its life-cycle compared with conventional jet fuel.
Currently, sustainable aviation fuel offers a viable drop-in alternative to fossil liquid fuels for powering commercial aircraft. Neste is increasing renewable jet fuel production volumes significantly over the course of the next few years to meet the demand. Neste has announced that it is ramping up capacity to produce up to 100,000 tons per year total in the US and Europe. With the planned Singapore refinery expansion, Neste will have the capacity to produce over one million tonnes of low-emission renewable jet fuel by 2022.
Air bp has supplied sustainable aviation fuel in the Nordics since 2014 at around 10 airports, including Oslo, where it was the first to supply sustainable aviation fuel through the existing airport fuelling infrastructure, in collaboration with Neste and other industry stakeholders.