KLM has purchased sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for flights out of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The sustainable fuel is produced by Neste from used cooking oil and will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80 % compared to fossil kerosene. This purchase is the next step in the use of sustainable fuel as it is the first time the fuel will be supplied using the existing infrastructure at Schiphol. Furthermore, Neste is joining KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme. In doing so, Neste will reduce the CO2 emissions of its own business travel on KLM flights by 100%.
“We are proud to support KLM in reaching its ambitious emission reduction targets with our sustainable aviation fuel. We will continue to contribute to a more sustainable future by collaborating with the forerunners in aviation and offering our customers growing volumes of renewable jet fuel. Also, I am happy to announce that we have joined KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Program, through which we are able to decrease our own air travel CO2 emissions,” says Peter Vanacker, President and CEO of Neste.
Neste has previously collaborated with KLM in 2016, when Neste’s Renewable Jet Fuel was used to power KLM flights between Oslo and Amsterdam. Oslo Airport Gardermoen became the world's first airport to offer renewable jet fuel refined by Neste in its hydrant system.