Lufthansa is ramping up its efforts to integrate more sustainable aviation solutions, as the industry seeks to achieve carbon neutral growth from 2020.

The European carrier has been collaborating with leading renewable fuel producer, Neste, since 2011; and the pair announced this week they will be working more closely together. Lufthansa flights out of Frankfurt will have a blend of sustainable fuel and fossil jet fuel as part of the plans.

“We are very happy to continue our collaboration with Lufthansa, a company that has supported responsible corporate policies for decades, and is a pioneer in sustainable aviation fuel testing. Neste and Lufthansa share the same ambition to increase the sustainability of aviation, and to offer solutions which help our customers achieve personal goals in reducing their carbon footprint,” said Peter Vanacker, President and CEO of Neste.  

Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel is made from renewable waste and the company said using it offers carbon footprint savings of up to 80% compared to fossil fuels. It can also be used with existing infrastructure and jet engine technology.