Renewable diesel producer Neste has announced a new partnership with Air BP, the aviation division of BP.
Through the partnership, the companies plan to explore opportunities to increase the supply and availability of sustainable aviation fuel for airline customers. One goal of the cooperation will be complementary efforts to bring a co-branded sustainable aviation fuel to market at airports across Air BP’s global network.
Sustainable aviation fuel is made by blending conventional, fossil-based kerosene with renewable hydrocarbons produced from, for example, recycled cooking oil. It is then certified as “Jet-A1” fuel and can be used in aircraft without requiring any technical modifications, explains Neste. Flying on sustainable aviation fuel reduces crude oil consumption and produces lower lifecycle carbon emissions compared to conventional jet fuel, Neste adds.
“I am very happy to announce our collaboration with Air BP. Working together, we can find the best ways of developing robust supply chains to ensure that renewable jet fuel is more widely accessible,” states Kaisa Hietala, Neste’s executive vice president of the renewable products business area.
Jon Platt, CEO of Air BP, adds, “We are very pleased that through our collaboration with Neste, an industry leader in this space, we will be able to continue to support our customers with their low-carbon ambitions. The aviation industry’s carbon-reduction targets can only be achieved with support from across the entire supply chain, and by bringing our experience and expertise together, we are looking to drive change by promoting and securing the supply of sustainable aviation fuel.”
Neste says its MY Renewable Jet Fuel has already proven its technical capability in thousands of commercial flights. On its end, Air BP has supplied BP biojet in the Nordics since 2014 at approximately 10 airports.