LAX takes delivery of 500,000 gallons of sustainable aviation fuel
Neste delivered over 500,000 gallons (1,500 metric tons) of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The SAF delivery was made possible by a close co-operation with LAXFUEL, the consortium of the airlines operating at LAX providing the jet fuel supply infrastructure for the planes at the airport. It is the first time SAF is delivered into LAXFUEL’s supply infrastructure using barges for transport.
The Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel delivery significantly increases the availability and accessibility of sustainable aviation fuel at one of the busiest international airports and aviation hubs in the US, offering airlines and passengers a solution to travel more sustainably with reduced greenhouse gas emissions from air travel.
Sustainable aviation fuel has been widely acknowledged as a key element in helping to achieve aviation’s emissions reduction goals globally.
One of the challenges facing the aviation industry is making SAF available in large enough volumes. Smaller deliveries of SAF have been used for flights out of LAX in the past, but those have been in smaller and infrequent quantities brought in by trucks.
This partnership marks the first time that SAF is being delivered as a ready made fuel blend into the existing fuelling infrastructure in large volumes at LAX.
“Neste is fully committed to supporting the decarbonisation of aviation. Our company has been at the forefront of accelerating the availability of SAF, and this achievement together with LAXFUEL shows how we are taking concrete steps towards a more sustainable future for aviation,” enthused its president for the US, Chris Cooper.
“Recognised as one of the most visited states in the US, California has a huge demand for air travel. By offering SAF to the state’s busiest airport, we are enabling passengers who travel to and from California to lower their carbon footprint while enjoying the benefits of flying.”