Aviation fuel supplier ExxonMobil and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste announce plans for commercial-scale distribution of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at the largest airports in France. This important step is taken in preparation of the one per cent SAF mandate introduced by the French government and effective on Jan 1, 2022.
The agreement combines ExxonMobil’s expertise in the supply and distribution of jet fuel with Neste’s market-leading SAF production capabilities to provide a continuous and scalable supply of SAF into France.
Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel is produced from sustainably-sourced, 100 per cent renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste. When used at 100 per cent concentration, Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel use results in up to 80 per cent* lower greenhouse gas emissions when all the emissions over the fuel’s life cycle are compared to fossil jet fuel use. In this collaboration, the SAF is a 30 per cent blend with conventional fossil-based jet fuel.
Charles Amyot, lead country manager for ExxonMobil in France, said: “We are delivering solutions that enable customers to meet product performance requirements while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We have the capabilities and infrastructure to safely and reliably supply this energy, and will be ready to comply with new French regulations for sustainable aviation fuel.”
Jonathan Wood, vice-president Europe, renewable aviation at Neste, said: “Neste is committed to helping the aviation industry with its emission reduction targets. Our Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel is a drop-in solution that is readily available now. This supply agreement is an important milestone for Neste, and we are excited to support ExxonMobil in helping their customers reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector in France.”
*Calculated by Neste Oyi using established life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies, such as CORSIA methodology.