December 12 (Renewables Now) - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has purchased sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Neste Oyj (HEL:NESTE) for its flights out of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Finnish oil refiner has announced.
Neste’s blend is made from renewable waste and residues such as used cooking oil, which can reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by up to 80% over its life-cycle compared to fossil jet fuel, the company says.
The blend that will be supplied to Schiphol Airport is a drop-in fuel, compatible with the existing conventional fuel infrastructure, pipeline, storage, hydrant system and jet engine technology.
KLM’s sourcing policy requires the airline to use only SAF produced from waste and residue feedstocks so as to avoid any negative impact on food production or the environment, according to the Finnish company.
In addition to booking the SAF purchase, Neste is also joining KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme to cut the CO2 footprint of its own business travel on the airline’s flights by 100%.