The Finnish energy company Neste is providing three major US airlines with renewable aviation fuel for flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the company announced in a statement on Thursday.
Neste is the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from waste and residue raw materials.
The company is supplying low-carbon and high-quality fuel to Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways to “contribute to each airline’s efforts to reach their climate goals.”
The fuel is being delivered to SFO via pipeline, “a milestone the airport has called a ‘climate quantum leap’,” the company said.
“Together we’re moving the aviation industry toward a more sustainable future,” Thorsten Lange, Executive Vice President for Renewable Aviation at Neste, was quoted as saying in the statement.
“Alaska was the first North American carrier to commit to advancing and adopting the use of SAF, and one of the first airlines to demonstrate the use of SAF in passenger flying with nearly 80 flights using sustainable aviation fuel over the last 10 years,” said Diana Birkett Rakow, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of external relations.
“Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions is an important part of JetBlue Airways’ business plan. We remain focused on long-term environmental opportunities, particularly lessening our largest impact – carbon emissions from flying,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, JetBlue Airways.
By Sibel Morrow