Neste has begun supplying sustainable aviation fuel to Emirates for flights departing from Singapore Changi Airport, marking Emirates as the first international visiting carrier to use SAF supplied at the airport from Neste’s Singapore refinery. To meet Emirates’ needs, over 2,600 tonnes (3.3 million litres) of blended SAF have been integrated into the fueling system at Changi Airport over the past few weeks.

This SAF supply is part of the partnership announced between Neste and Emirates in October 2023. Earlier this year, Neste also supplied over 6,000 tonnes of blended SAF to Emirates at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Photo: Emirates using Neste SAF at Singapore Changi Airport. Source: Emirates

Adel Al Redha, deputy president and chief operating officer at Emirates, commented on the development: “Emirates’ investment into Neste-produced SAF in Singapore marks the first step forward in our SAF adoption in Asia, a region that is primed to become a leading supplier of SAF, which continues to be in short supply. While the activation of this agreement marks a milestone in our SAF journey in a new region, there’s still a lot of work to do. And as we procure SAF for the short term, we’ve got our sights set on longer-term agreements to help scale up a steady supply of SAF for our operations.”

Alexander Kueper, vice president of the renewable aviation business at Neste, expressed his enthusiasm: “We are excited Emirates has started using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Changi Airport as the newest step in our cooperation. It makes Emirates the first international visiting carrier using SAF at the airport produced at our Singapore refinery and supplied into the airport via our integrated supply chain. We are looking forward to continuing to work together on scaling up the supply of SAF for Emirates’ operations.”

Sustainable aviation fuel is a renewable aviation fuel providing a more sustainable alternative to conventional, fossil-based jet fuel. Using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 percent* over the fuel’s lifecycle, compared to using conventional jet fuel. Neste’s SAF is made from sustainably sourced, 100 percent renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste. SAF is blended with conventional jet fuel before use and works seamlessly with existing aircraft engines and fueling infrastructure.

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13th June 2024