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Neste and Airbus join forces to advance aviation’s use of 100% SAF


Neste and Airbus have signed an agreement to advance the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) within the aviation sector.

Both parties are said to share a vision that SAF is a key solution to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions of air travel, and today’s announcement aims to accelerate the aviation sector’s transition to SAF.

Reaching the aviation industry’s ambitious “net zero carbon emissions by 2050” goal, requires different measures to be deployed, including fuel-efficient aircraft technologies, improved operations and ground infrastructures, as well as deployment of sustainable aviation fuel.

Neste and Airbus recognise that one of the biggest challenges in accelerating SAF use is the ramp-up of SAF production. This collaboration is laying the foundation for Airbus and Neste to explore business opportunities together and jointly promote the production and use of sustainable aviation fuel.

The focus will be on the technical development of SAF, fuel approval and testing of current and future production technologies, and investigating how “100% SAF” use can be enabled.

“The aviation sector’s journey to a more sustainable future requires co-operation across the industry’s value chain,” said Thorsten Lange, executive vice president of renewable aviation at Neste.

“This collaboration with Airbus connects a pioneer in the aerospace industry with a leader in renewable fuels. The combined knowledge and expertise of the companies will help advance the use and availability of SAF as a means of transitioning aviation towards more sustainable energy sources and reducing the climate impact of aviation.”

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