Neste from Finland is the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), produced from waste and residual raw materials. Neste has Europe’s largest biorefinery for the production of renewable biodiesel in Rotterdam. The company has been supplying sustainable jet fuel to the San Francisco airport via pipeline since mid-July 2020. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways are the first major US carriers to commit to using Neste’s SAF. They have received their first deliveries in recent weeks.
“Together, we are moving the aviation industry towards a more sustainable future,” said Thorsten Lange, Executive Vice President for Renewable Aviation at Neste. “Aviation, like many other industries, is looking to reduce emissions and increase sustainable practices. To take these steps, collaboration and partnerships like this are essential for long-term change.”
Neste’s SAF can be used as a drop-in fuel for existing aircraft engines and airport infrastructure, and requires no additional investment. In its pure form, the fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% over its life cycle compared to traditional jet fuels. It consists of 100% sustainably sourced renewable waste and residual materials.
Neste’s annual renewable jet fuel capacity is currently 100,000 tons (34 million liters). With the planned expansion of the Singapore refinery and possible additional investments in the Rotterdam refinery, Neste will have the capacity to produce approximately 1.5 million tonnes (515 million liters) of SAF per year by 2023.
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