Air BP, an international aviation fuel products and services supplier, returned to NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas recently with an innovative stand. This year, Air BP highlighted how solid waste from homes and businesses, such as packaging, paper, textiles, and food scraps (including bananas) that would otherwise go to landfill or incineration, can be converted into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
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Derived from non-palm renewable and sustainable raw materials, the fuel is made by leading fuels producer, Neste, and supplied by Air BP. It can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 percent over its life-cycle compared with conventional jet fuel. Air BP signed a collaboration agreement with Neste in October 2018 to explore opportunities to increase the supply and availability of SAF for airline customers.
In 2016 Air BP created a strategic partnership with Fulcrum BioEnergy with an initial investment of $30 million. The Californian company is building its first plant in Reno, Nevada, which will produce sustainable transport fuel made from household waste. Fulcrum intends to construct additional facilities and ultimately, plans to supply Air BP with over 50 million US gallons of SAF per year.
Air BP has supplied its BP Biojet branded SAF to commercial airlines customers at more than 15 airport locations, including at Oslo airport in Norway, where it was the first to supply SAF through the existing airport fuelling infrastructure. In 2018 Bombardier’s demonstration fleet was refuelled with BP Biojet in Stockholm Arlanda en-route to EBACE and Air BP has also supplied airlines on an ad-hoc basis at airports including Stockholm Bromma (BMA/ESSB), Karlstad (KSD/ESOK) and Göteborg Landvetter (GOT/ESGG).