Neste has commenced the provision of sustainable aviation fuel to Emirates at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, marking an expansion of the partnership announced between the two companies in October last year. The collaboration entails the supply of over 6,000 tonnes (2 million gallons) of blended SAF into the fueling system at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol throughout 2024.

Emirates’ engagement with Neste represents one of the airline’s largest SAF procurements to date. Upon full integration into Schiphol Airport’s fueling system, more than 2,000 tonnes (700,000 gallons) of neat SAF will have been supplied as part of the blended SAF initiative. Additionally, Neste is poised to collaborate with the airline to provide SAF to Singapore Changi Airport in the coming months.

Adel Al Redha, deputy president and chief operating officer at Emirates, remarked, “Collaborating with committed partners like Neste is one of the practical steps we are taking to reduce our emissions, and it’s an all-important milestone in our own sustainability journey as an airline. Strong partnerships like this, especially at major air transport hubs such as Amsterdam, lay the foundation for how we can work with partners and airports to increase access to and availability of SAF across our network.”

Alexander Kueper, vice president of renewable aviation at Neste, expressed pride in supporting Emirates on their sustainability journey. He stated, “SAF is an available solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from air travel, and it is exciting that Emirates have started using our Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It is a great example of how we are working together with partners to accelerate SAF usage. We are looking forward to the next steps of our cooperation.”

Sustainable aviation fuel serves as a renewable aviation fuel, offering a more sustainable alternative to conventional, fossil-based jet fuel. Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™, utilised in this partnership, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 percent* over the fuel’s life cycle, compared to conventional jet fuel. Crafted from sustainably sourced, 100 percent renewable waste and residue raw materials like used cooking oil and animal fat waste, SAF is seamlessly blended with conventional jet fuel and is compatible with existing aircraft engines and fueling infrastructure.

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28th March 2024