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Neste, Finnair present solution to reduce travel emissions

Published : 14 Apr 2021, 02:25

Updated : 14 Apr 2021, 11:07

  DF Report

Photo: Neste.

The state-run petroleum company Neste and the national flag carrier Finnair are joining forces to reduce carbon emissions related to Neste employees’ business travel by using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), said Neste in a press release on Tuesday.

Neste has recently made 300 tonnes of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ available at Helsinki Airport in Finland for Finnair’s use.

By replacing a part of the fossil jet fuel with SAF on its flights departing from Helsinki Airport, Finnair will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 900 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

This represents a significant share of the emissions accumulated from Neste employees’ global air travel in 2020.

The collaboration between Neste and Finnair also serves as a showcase for other businesses, since it offers a clear solution on how to reduce business air travel emissions. Neste’s aim is to make this solution available for businesses, public institutions, and other organisations with ambitious climate commitments.

“We are excited about collaborating with Finnair to pilot the innovative solution we have developed for reducing emissions from business air travel. This solution, built upon Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel and partnerships with airlines, will provide corporate customers and other organisations yet another tool for tackling climate change and meeting their climate commitments,” said Neste’s Renewable Aviation business unit’s Business Development Vice President Sami Jauhiainen.

“Sustainable aviation fuels are a key element to our ambitious CO2 emissions reduction targets,” said Finnair Sustainability Vice President Anne Larilahti.