Neste and Boeing to commercialise renewable aviation fuel
Finnish energy company Neste and aircraft manufacturer Boeing have started a collaboration to accelerate the commercialisation of renewable aviation fuel.
The companies aim for American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) fuel standard approval allowing the commercial use of high freezing point renewable aviation fuel. The other goal of the collaboration is to gain widespread market acceptance for renewable aviation fuels.
Neste anticipates that its renewable aviation fuel could help the aviation industry to achieve its greenhouse gas saving targets.
“Airlines and airplane manufacturers are undertaking several initiatives to lower the industry’s carbon footprint, and renewable aviation fuel will be a key part of their long-term environmental solution. We are very excited to work with Boeing, in order to help create a commercially viable market for renewable aviation fuels,” says Kaisa Hietala, Neste’s executive vice president of Renewable Products.
Neste’s renewable aviation fuel is produced entirely from renewable and sustainable raw materials, and can provide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90 per cent.
In 2014, Boeing successfully tested Neste’s renewable aviation fuel and reported that ‘the airplane performed as designed with the renewable jet blend, just as it does with conventional jet fuel’.