Absolutely dedicated to lowering its environmental influence, the Air France-KLM Group goals to cut 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 decarbonisation 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 extra step for the Group to realize its 10% SAF incorporation targets.
“Neste is totally dedicated to serving to the aviation trade obtain its 2050 net-zero carbon emissions goal, and sustainable aviation gasoline will play a central position in that effort. Right now’s announcement, which marks a big subsequent step ahead in our cooperation with Air France-KLM Group, underscores how we proceed to assist firms to cut back their greenhouse fuel emissions. Neste goals to assist prospects minimize emissions by at the least 20 million tons of CO2e yearly by 2030 with our renewable and round options,” says Matti Lehmus, President and CEO of Neste.
“This landmark partnership with Neste is a crucial and concrete step in direction of the decarbonisation of our operations. This contract embodies our long-term dedication to the event of SAF’s manufacturing capabilities world wide, to the advantage of the trade as a complete,” mentioned Fatima Gloria de Soussa, Director Sustainability, Air France-KLM Group.
The settlement builds on SAF provide to the Air France-KLM Group which began in 2019 however the two 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 trade to work in direction of a extra sustainable future, already at this time. This long-term collaboration with Air France-KLM exhibits how we’re working collectively in a variety of areas. By the tip of subsequent yr, Neste could 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,” says Thorsten Lange, Government Vice President, Renewable Aviation at Neste.
Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Gasoline is an obtainable answer at this time. As a drop-in gasoline it may be used with present plane engines and airport gasoline infrastructure, requiring no new funding. Neste MY SAF is produced from 100% sustainably-sourced, renewable waste and residue uncooked supplies, reminiscent of used cooking oil and animal fats waste.
*) When utilized in neat type and calculated with established life cycle evaluation (LCA) methodologies, reminiscent of CORSIA methodology