Emirates, Neste expand collaboration for SAF supply in 2024 and 2025

Emirates and Neste have expanded their partnership by solidifying their collaboration for the supply of over three million gallons of blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in 2024 and 2025.

The SAF will be blended with conventional jet fuel and supplied over the course of 2024 and 2025 for Emirates’ flights departing from Amsterdam Schiphol and Singapore Changi airports.

Neste will supply over three million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel to Emirates in 2024 and 2025

The collaboration represents the largest volume of SAF to be uplifted of any airline based in the Middle East and Africa to date. The blended SAF will comprise over one million gallons of neat SAF. This represents a blended ratio of over 30 per cent neat SAF combined with conventional Jet A-1 fuel.

Before the end of this year, the airline will also uplift SAF for the first time from its Dubai hub.

Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, said: “Today’s announcement is a milestone for Emirates and represents the acceleration of SAF procurement for our operations. It’s also one of the many initiatives we are focused on to reduce our carbon emissions, which includes operating fuel-efficient aircraft, stepping up our fleet renewal from 2024, in addition to driving operational fuel efficiency.

“Our ongoing partnership with Neste also demonstrates our active engagement and support of the rapidly-developing SAF industry, and we hope that the robust demand coming from Emirates and other airlines encourages the scaling up of SAF and other emerging clean propulsion technologies.”

Alexander Kueper, vice president EMEA, Renewable Aviation business unit, Neste said: “We are ramping up our global SAF production and continue to support (Emirates’) commitment to reduce emissions by supplying our Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel.”

Earlier this year, Emirates, in partnership with Neste and other industry stakeholders, successfully completed the first 100 per cent SAF-powered demonstration flight in the region, utilising a Boeing 777-300ER operating on 100 per cent SAF in one engine.

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