Sustainable aircraft fuel
As well as renewable diesel for road transport, Neste Renewable Jet Fuel is producing renewable fuel for aircraft. The aviation sector is not known for its sustainability, so there are many environmental gains to be made here too. Neste recently opened a new office in Hoofddorp close to Schiphol that is to become the centre for its growing Renewable Aviation division. Neste has contracts for the supply of Renewable Jet Fuel with companies including KLM, Lufthansa and American Airlines.
The capacity of Neste’s Singapore refinery will be expanded in the coming years, enabling the company to produce some 4.5 million tonnes of sustainable fuels annually starting from 2022. At the same time, Neste is also taking the initial steps at its Düsseldorf site for the sustainable production of plastics, chemicals and polymers. With all these activities, Neste is making a vital contribution to the energy transition. The importance of this was shown in the recently published United Nations Environment Program Emissions Gap Report. In this report, the United Nations warns that much more action is needed to keep global heating to no more than two degrees by 2030. ‘CO2 emissions are still huge,’ Zonneveld added. ‘We have just ten years to address this. Our renewable fuels are certainly not the only solution, but they can play an important role.’