The Swiss airport wants at least 1% of its jet fuel consumption to be from renewable sources by the end of next year. Neste, a leader in producing fuel from waste and residues, will supply its MY Renewable Jet Fuel as part of the new deal. The fuel has flown through tests with Lufthansa – and others – and is now ready for commercialisation.
“Genève Aéroport is exemplary in sustainability with its ambitious goals to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. We are very excited to collaborate with Genève Aéroport and their airline partners to show the way to the aviation sector. We both share the common view that decreasing CO2 emissions in aviation is crucial in combating climate change. This is an important step for Neste in implementing our growth strategy for renewables in applications outside road traffic fuels. Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel is Neste’s sustainable solution for reducing CO2 emissions in aviation,” explained Kaisa Hietala, Executive Vice President in the Renewable Product business area in Neste.
The collaboration will help contribute to the goal of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which has called for all growth in aviation from 2020 to be carbon-neutral.
“As aviation is growing, airports have a crucial role in taking initiatives which aim at reducing environmental impact. Genève Aéroport is particularly pleased to work in this very ambitious project together with Neste, the Swiss authorities, airlines operating from Geneva, and locally established fuel companies,” added André Schneider, CEO of Genève Aéroport.