22 January 2016 at 1:00 pm (EET)
Oslo Airport the first in the world to offer Neste's renewable aviation fuel
Oslo Airport Gardermoen is the world's first airport to offer renewable aviation fuel refined by Neste for refueling airplanes. Lufthansa, SAS and KLM have already announced that they will be refueling their planes with aviation fuel containing a renewable component in Oslo.
Neste's renewable aviation fuel is refined in Porvoo, and it meets the strict quality requirements for aviation fuels. The fuel is transported to Oslo as a 50% blend with fossil aviation fuel, and its distribution takes place via the airport's existing distribution system.
"In accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement and sustainable business operations, the aviation industry is also seeking ways to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. We are eagerly cooperating with the aviation industry to resolve this challenge. Today, we are proud to have supplied a premium-quality renewable aviation fuel that is fully compatible with fossil fuel for fuel distribution at the Oslo Airport Gardermoen," says Kaisa Hietala, Executive Vice President, Renewable Products at Neste.
"The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from aviation is currently limited more by legislation than the aviation industry's strategic intent regarding the use of renewable fuels. We have already proved that premium-quality renewable aviation fuel works exactly like fossil fuel. We consider that the most functional and cost-effective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from aviation is for the aviation industry to use renewable fuels as low blends. We will continue our cooperation with the aviation industry to make premium-quality renewable fuels also available to the aviation industry," Hietala continues.
Neste's renewable aviation fuel is refined as part of the EU-funded ITAKA project at the Porvoo refinery from sustainably produced, 100% certified camelina oil. Its use reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 47% when compared to fossil fuel.
Director, Corporate Communications
More information: Kaisa Hietala, Executive Vice President, Renewable Products, Neste, tel. +358 10 458 4128
Neste in brief
Neste is a pioneer in oil refining and renewable solutions. We provide our customers with premium-quality products for cleaner traffic and industrial products based on world-class research. We are the world's leading producer of renewable diesel, and our annual production capacity is more than 2 million tons. We also are the world's largest company providing renewable fuel from waste and residues. Our sustainable operations have received recognition in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable companies, among others. Our net sales for 2014 amounted to approximately EUR 15 billion, and our shares are listed on NASDAQ Helsinki. Cleaner traffic, energy and life are moved forward by about 5,000 professionals. More information: neste.com