14/04/2023 – Sustainability / Aviation / Neste / Ryanair / Airline / Amsterdam / Fuel
Ryanair powers all flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel
Neste and Ryanair have expanded their collaboration to enable Ryanair to power its full schedule of flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with a 40-per-cent blend of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel from 1 April onwards.
Produced from used cooking oil and animal fat waste, Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel is blended with conventional jet fuel before use and works seamlessly with existing aircraft engines and fuelling infrastructure.
A more sustainable alternative to conventional fossil jet fuel, Neste’s MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 per cent over the fuel’s life cycle compared to using fossil jet fuel.
Ryanair’s announcement to significantly increase in its SAF usage represents the latest milestone towards the airline’s ambitious goal of operating 12.5 per cent of flights with SAF by 2030, and further supports the firm’s ‘Pathway to Net Zero by 2050’ decarbonisation goals, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Ryanair’s flights from the Amsterdam Airport by 32 per cent.
“A fundamental pillar” of Ryanair’s Pathway to Net Zero
Thomas Fowler, Director of Sustainability at Ryanair, said his company was “delighted” to extend its partnership with Neste to increase the amount of Ryanair flights at Amsterdam being powered with a 40-per-cent blend of SAF from one-third of flights to cover the airline’s entire Amsterdam operation.
“Increasing the use of SAF is a fundamental pillar of our Pathway to Net Zero by 2050 decarbonisation strategy, and this increase at Amsterdam will reduce greenhouse gas emissions of our flights from there by 32 per cent,” he remarked. “We look forward to continuing our growing partnership with Neste as we further progress our goal of operating 12.5 per cent of Ryanair flights with SAF by 2030.”
Neste’s to boost annual SAF capacity to 1.5m tonnes by year end
Alexander Küper, Vice President EMEA from the Renewable Aviation business unit at Neste, stressed that decarbonising aviation is “more important than ever”, and that his company was proud to support Ryanair in achieving their ambitious Pathway to Net Zero by 2050.
“Increasing the usage of SAF to all flights departing from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a major milestone enabling Ryanair to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions of its operations at the airport,” he noted, adding that Neste looked forward to continuing its work with Ryanair to enable the airline to further reduce its emissions.
The world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel, Neste is currently increasing its annual SAF production capability to 1.5 million tons per annum by the end of 2023, with on-going investments at its refineries in Singapore and Rotterdam. The firm’s SAF is available to airlines at a growing number of airports across Europe.
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