Neste Corporation, News, 6 February 2024
Photo: Welcoming of the first Amelia aircraft at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Source: Fly Amelia
Neste and Amelia, a French regional airline, have closed an agreement for the supply of blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™. Amelia has been using the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for all its flights departing from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol since 1 January, 2024.
This collaboration contributes to Amelia’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of its operations, enabling the airline to use nearly 5% SAF as part of its total yearly fuel consumption. This is already considerably more than the 2% SAF usage mandated from 2025 onwards as part of the European Union’s ReFuelEU Aviation regulation.
The regular service connecting Amsterdam to Strasbourg, a route that Amelia has been operating since 2022, will be the first route to exclusively benefit from SAF.
“We are delighted about this new partnership with Neste. Their solution is a perfect fit with our Embraer and Airbus fleet, which can already fly on up to 50% sustainable aviation fuel. We are looking forward to further expanding our use of sustainable fuels and carry on our path to lower carbon emissions,” said Alain Regourd, President of Amelia by Regourd Aviation.
“Decarbonizing aviation is more important than ever, and we are proud to support Amelia in reducing its environmental footprint. Using Neste My Sustainable Aviation Fuel for all flights departing from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol enables Amelia to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions of its aircraft operations. We look forward to continuing to work together,” said Alexander Kueper, leading Renewable Aviation Business at Neste.
“The use of sustainable aviation fuel is a major pillar of Amelia's decarbonization strategy, complementing the company's other development axes. Its use before the upcoming regulation embodies Amelia’s willingness and commitment to accelerate towards a more sustainable regional aviation,” said Adrien Chabot, Head of Innovation & Sustainability at Amelia.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Sustainable aviation fuel is a renewable aviation fuel providing a more sustainable alternative to conventional, fossil-based jet fuel. Using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%* over the fuel’s life cycle, compared to using conventional jet fuel. Neste’s SAF is made from sustainably sourced, 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste. SAF is blended with conventional jet fuel before use and works seamlessly with existing aircraft engines and fueling infrastructure.
*) When used in neat form (i.e. unblended) and calculated with established life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies, such as CORSIA methodology
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Neste in brief
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. The company refines waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials.
As the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and a forerunner in developing renewable and circular feedstock solutions for polymers and chemicals, Neste helps its customers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030.
The company’s ambition is to make the Porvoo oil refinery in Finland the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030. Neste is committed to reaching carbon-neutral production by 2035, and will reduce the carbon emission intensity of sold products by 50% by 2040. Neste has also set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and the supply chain. The company has consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2022, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 25.7 billion. Read more: neste.com
Amelia in brief
As a major player in the aviation industry in Europe and Africa since 1976, Amelia by Regourd Aviation is a French aerospace group that ensures the monitoring, maintenance of its aircraft, and operation of its flights.
Amelia's fleet, consisting of 20 aircraft, meets the needs of its various international activities, including scheduled services under its own brand or on behalf of major European airlines, medical evacuations, and charter flights.
Amelia is a member of IATA since November 2022, endorsing the wider Fly Net Zero commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050.