World Fuel Services is now an authorised branded distributor of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Paris-Le Bourget airport in France is the first location where the company has delivered Neste's SAF as the authorised branded distributor.
"As a European airport leader for business aviation, Paris-Le Bourget airport has always been a pioneer in the aviation world; through this enthusiastic initiative led by World Fuel with Neste, we stay at the forefront of innovation and decarbonisation," says airport managing director Sébastien Couturier. "This new service will allow us to complete the biofuel offer available on our platform, putting us in a unique position in Europe. This is an excellent signal, which attests to the transition underway in business aviation."
Becoming an authorised branded distributor builds on World Fuel's ongoing commitment to developing innovative sustainability solutions for the aviation industry, which is exemplified by supporting customers in Europe with solutions and services. As one of the first companies to have blended SAF in the UK, World Fuel provides Farnborough airport in Hampshire, England with a supply of SAF from Neste. It managed Bremen airport's fuel storage facility upgrade by converting an existing Avgas tank into a SAF tank and supplying a dedicated refueller asset to support Airbus' Beluga flight operations. At Toulouse-Blagnac airport the company supported Airbus by delivering blended and 100 per cent SAF for engine testing, and it supplied SAF to the Royal Air Force Brize Norton in support of the Autumn Royal Tour and provided Boeing with SAF for flights related to the UK and the Middle East.
"World Fuel is committed to the industry's goal of reducing carbon emissions by 50 per cent. Working together with Neste to expand the global supply chain of SAF furthers that commitment," says WFS vice president, supply aviation Europe Duncan Storey. "We will continue to invest in creating innovative solutions and expanding renewable and lower emission fuels and energy offerings."
Neste MY SAF is fully certified for use and produced from 100 per cent renewable and sustainable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste. In its neat form and over its life cycle, Neste's SAF can reduce GHG emissions up to 80 per cent compared to fossil jet fuel use.
"SAF is a key element in achieving the aviation industry's emission reduction goals. Neste is leading the transformation to SAF and increasing its global SAF production capacity to 1.5 million tons per annum in 2023," says Nester, vice president Europe, renewable aviation Jonathan Wood. "Partnering with World Fuel at Paris-Le Bourget airport underlines our commitment to business aviation and supports the French government's ambitions for a more sustainable aviation industry."
Since 2015, World Fuel has delivered more than 27 million gallons of SAF to business and commercial aviation customers worldwide. Becoming an authorised branded distributor of Neste's SAF furthers the broader adoption of cleaner fuels that will help advance the industry on its path to net zero.