Finnish refiner and renewable fuels producer Neste Oyj (HEL:NESTE) today said it has delivered a batch of its Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) at San Francisco International Airport in what happens to be the first instance of delivering CORSIA-certified SAF to a commercial airline.
As the SAF certification process under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is new, the companies created a pilot project to certify a batch of SAF and learn of the process’ challenges.
“The pilot with American Airlines was a perfect opportunity for proving the feasibility of delivering CORSIA certified SAF and gaining useful insights into setting up the process and the challenges we need to overcome to enable the implementation of CORSIA,” said Thorsten Lange, Neste’s executive vice president, Renewable Aviation.
CORSIA is a scheme to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for international flights, developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel is a drop-in fuel made from renewable waste and residue raw materials.
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