Neste will provide the Air France-KLM Group with greater than 1,000,000 tons (roughly 1.26 billion liters or 333 million gallons US) of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Gasoline™ over a interval of 8 years beginning in 2023.
This SAF settlement is without doubt one of the largest of its sort within the aviation business and helps the Air France-KLM Group’s dedication to a extra sustainable aviation sector.
Utilizing Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Gasoline reduces greenhouse gasoline emissions by as much as 80% over the gas’s life cycle in comparison with utilizing fossil jet gas.
The Air France-KLM Group (AF-KLM) and Neste expanded their current cooperation with this new strategic partnership for the provision of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Gasoline to the Group. This new SAF settlement for a interval of 8 years is without doubt one of the largest of its sort within the aviation business to this point.
The Air France-KLM Group goals to scale back its CO2 emissions per passenger/km by 30% by 2030 in comparison with 2019—a goal which has been submitted to the Science Primarily based Targets initiative (SBTi). Its decarbonization trajectory contains the incorporation of 10% SAF by 2030, alongside fleet renewal and eco-piloting. The contract with Neste, a part of a primary set of long-term provide agreements, constitutes an additional step for the Group to realize its 10% SAF incorporation targets.
The settlement builds on SAF provide to the Air France-KLM Group which began in 2019. The 2 firms have been working collectively for a number of years with KLM being one of many first airways utilizing Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Gasoline.
Because the world’s main producer of SAF, we’re serving to the aviation business to work in direction of a extra sustainable future, already in the present day. This long-term collaboration with Air France-KLM reveals how we’re working collectively in numerous areas. By the tip of subsequent yr, Neste can have an annual SAF manufacturing capability of 1.5 million tons, able to assist the Air France-KLM Group and different airways in Europe and throughout the globe.
—Thorsten Lange, Govt Vice President, Renewable Aviation at Neste
Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Gasoline is an out there resolution in the present day. As a drop-in gas it may be used with current plane engines and airport gas infrastructure, requiring no new funding. Neste MY SAF is produced from 100% sustainably-sourced, renewable waste and residue uncooked supplies, resembling used cooking oil and animal fats waste.