Sustainability

Major airlines at SFO will use sustainable aviation fuel from Finland company Neste to reduce carbon emissions

Neste, a Finland-based oil refining and marketing company, has announced its first delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). On average, SFO has over 57 million passengers a year; and its commitment to move away from traditional fuels can serve as an example for airports nationwide.

Unlike other fuel companies, Neste uses “100% renewable waste and residue materials” to produce its SAF, the company says. Additionally, its practice of using renewable waste to create SAF provides an 80% reduction of greenhouse gases compared to fossil jet fuels. Neste’s multi-product pipeline infrastructure removes carbon emissions otherwise used in automotive fuel transportation.

Neste Jet Fuel is also ASTM D7566 certified, meaning the low-emission alternative passed inspections and is safe for commercial use. And with more than 1.3 billion Americans flying by 2040, the need for more sustainable modes of travel is increasingly pertinent.

“This is a major milestone in our goal to make SFO a hub for the use of sustainable aviation fuel in our pursuit of carbon neutrality,” says SFO Airport Director, Ivar C. Satero.

“By focusing on the entire supply chain process, achievements like this one have the power to transform the landscape of our entire industry. I am grateful for our partnership with Neste to make this climate quantum leap a reality.”

With momentum on its side, Neste is planning to make all of its production operations carbon-neutral by 2035. Neste expects to expand its current to increase to 1 MT by 2022. This will be crucial in providing its services to more airports across the nation.

“This is a clear signal to anyone wondering what the future of air travel is – it will be low-emission, it will be sustainable, and it will be powered by sustainable aviation fuel,” adds Chris Cooper, the Vice President for Renewable Aviation at Neste North America.

This post was last modified on July 15, 2020 1:22 pm

Jalen Xing

Jalen Xing is a Writer at theRising and the co-founder of Students For Hospitals. You can pitch him stories at jalen.xing [at] gmail [dot] com.

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