Neste delivers SAF to LaGuardia airport via existing pipelines

Image: Delta Air Lines, Inc.

June 17 (Renewables Now) - Finnish refiner and renewable fuels producer Neste Oyj (HEL:NESTE) this week said it has delivered sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to New York’s LaGuardia airport using existing petroleum pipelines.

The SAF, which is produced from renewable waste and residues and other biomass, will power a flight of Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL).

After completing final processing steps in a Texas refinery previously used for chemicals production, the Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel was loaded into Colonial Pipeline and transported almost 1,500 miles (2,414 km) across 11 states to New Jersey. It was then carried via the Buckeye Pipeline to LaGuardia.

“These efforts show how existing infrastructure can be used to transport SAF to East Coast airports and drive down emissions – a critical step as we move toward a more sustainable future for air travel,” said Delta’s chief sustainability officer Pamela Fletcher.

The fuel delivery and the flight are backed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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