Neste has announced that it is supplying sustainable aviation fuel to three major U.S. airlines for flights from San Francisco, California, Kallanish Energy reports.
The low-carbon, high-quality fuel made from used cooking oils and animal fats is being provided to American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and JetBue Airways to meet their climate goals.
It is a low-emissions alternative to fossil jet fuels.
The shipments to the three airlines began in recent weeks.
Neste calls itself the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel made from waste and residue raw materials.
The sustainable aviation fuel is designed to reduce carbon emissions by up to 80%.
The sustainable fuel is blended with fossil jet fuel and then is verified to meet jet fuel specifications.
It can be used as a drop-in fuel with existing jet engines and airport infrastructure, requiring no extra investment.
Neste, with headquarters in Finland, said it is planning to produce1.5 million tonnes or 515 million gallons of sustainable fuel by 2023.
Its current capacity is 100,000 tons per year or about 34 million gallons.
Neste has pledged to make the production of the fuel carbon neutral by 2035.
The company, the San Francisco Airport and eight airlines have been working since 2018 to increase the use of such sustainable aviation fuel.
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