Neste, the world's largest producer of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel refined from waste and residues, will deliver renewable jet fuel (sustainable aviation fuel) to Zurich Airport during the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos, Switzerland. This is the first time SAF will be available in Switzerland.
Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel™ has up to an 80 percent smaller carbon footprint than fossil jet fuel. As a result of close collaboration between Neste, Jet Aviation and Zurich Airport, this sustainable aviation fuel will be blended with fossil jet fuel. Business jets operating in Zurich during the World Economic Forum event in Davos will be able to access the SAF.
“Jet Aviation is committed to investing in solutions that provide business aviation owners and operators the choice to contribute to sustainable aviation. With a view to the future, these pilot schemes offer the distinguished world leaders flying into Zurich for WEF viable options in which they may collaborate. This is an important milestone in Jet Aviation’s journey to support the aviation industry’s sustainability goals,” said David Paddock, Jet Aviation president.
“We are very excited about Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel being now available for the first time at the Zurich airport, ” added Thorsten Lange, Neste’s executive vice president for Renewable Aviation.
Aviation is a key enabler of the global economy, connecting people and businesses across the globe. At the same time, the aviation industry accounts for approximately 2-3 percent of global man-made CO2 emissions and global aviation is growing. The aviation industry has set bold targets to reduce aviation-related emissions, including carbon-neutral growth from 2020 onwards and a 50 percent reduction of net aviation carbon emissions by 2050. Sustainable aviation fuels are seen as an important part of the solution.
Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel is based on Neste’s proprietary NEXBTL technology and produced from 100 percent renewable waste and residue raw materials. It is fully compatible with the existing jet engine technology and fuel distribution infrastructure when blended with fossil jet fuel. In the U.S. and Europe, the company’s renewable jet fuel annual capacity is currently 100,000 tons. With further production expansion on the way, Neste will have the capacity to produce over 1 million tons of renewable jet fuel globally by 2022.