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World Fuel Services expands customer access to sustainable aviation fuel

July 11, 2022
Florida-based distributor launches new branded initiative with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to help reduce carbon emissions in Europe

World Fuel Services now is an authorized branded distributor of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). And the Miami, Fla.-based company says its first SAF delivery as an authorized distributor went to Paris-Le Bourget Airport in France.

“As a European airport leader for business aviation, Paris-Le Bourget airport has always been a pioneer in the aviation world,” said Sébastien Couturier, managing director of Paris-Le Bourget Airport within Groupe ADP. “Through this enthusiastic initiative led by World Fuel with Neste, we stay at the forefront of innovation and decarbonization.

“This new service will allow us to complete the biofuel offer available on our platform, putting us in a unique position in Europe. This is an excellent signal, which attests to the transition underway in business aviation.”

World Fuel says its commitment to developing sustainability solutions for the aviation industry includes supporting European customers with solutions and services such as:

  • As one of the first companies to have blended SAF in the U.K., World Fuel provides Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, England, with a supply of SAF from Neste.
  • World Fuel managed Bremen Airport’s fuel storage facility upgrade by converting an existing Avgas tank into a SAF tank and supplying a dedicated refueller asset to support Airbus’ Beluga flight operations.
  • At Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, the company supported Airbus by delivering blended and 100% SAF for engine testing.
  • World Fuel supplied SAF to the Royal Air Force Brize Norton in support of the Autumn Royal Tour and provided Boeing with SAF for flights related to the U.K. and the Middle East.

“World Fuel is committed to the industry’s goal of reducing carbon emissions by 50%,” said Duncan Storey, vice president of supply aviation Europe for World Fuel Services. “Working together with Neste to expand the global supply chain of SAF furthers that commitment. We will continue to invest in creating innovative solutions and expanding renewable and lower-emission fuels and energy offerings.”

According to Neste, its Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel is fully certified for use and produced from 100% renewable and sustainable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste. In its neat form and over its lifecycle, Neste’s SAF can reduce GHG emissions up to 80%* compared to fossil jet fuel use.

“SAF is a key element in achieving the aviation industry’s emission reduction goals,” said Jonathan Wood, vice president in Europe for renewable aviation at Neste. “Neste is leading the transformation to SAF and increasing its global SAF production capacity to 1.5 million tons per annum in 2023. Partnering with World Fuel at Paris-Le Bourget Airport underlines our commitment to business aviation and supports the French government’s ambitions for a more sustainable aviation industry.”

*Calculated with established life cycle assessment methodologies, such as CORSIA methodology
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