Neste’s renewable refuelling a world first at Oslo Airport
Oslo Airport Gardermoen is offering renewable aviation fuel refined by Finnish oil refining company Neste for refuelling airplanes.
It is the world’s first airport to do so.
Lufthansa, SAS and KLM have announced they are onboard with the move, and will be refuelling their planes with aviation fuel containing a renewable component in Oslo.
“We have already proved that premium-quality renewable aviation fuel works exactly like fossil fuel,” says Kaisa Hietala, executive vice president, renewable products at Neste.
“We consider that the most functional and cost-effective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from aviation is for the aviation industry to use renewable fuels as low blends. The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from aviation is currently limited more by legislation than the aviation industry’s strategic intent regarding the use of renewable fuels.”
Neste’s renewable aviation fuel is refined in the Finnish city of Porvoo, and is transported to Oslo as a 50 per cent blend with fossil aviation fuel. It is then distributed via the airport’s existing distribution channels.
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