Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has teamed up with renewable product developer Neste to explore the use of renewable jet fuel with the goal of reducing the airport’s carbon footprint.

The collaboration aims to cut air pollution from aircraft at DFW, with a particular focus on carbon dioxide emissions. It will also look for additional methods to improve sustainability at the airport.

The partners will also assess logistics and supply chain options to lay the foundation for setting up a potential renewable jet fuel supply at DFW.

Neste Renewable Products business area executive vice-president Kaisa Hietala said: “Together, we are examining the solutions to reduce the emissions and carbon footprint of airlines operating from DFW.

“We aim to work together in other solutions for decarbonising aviation. This includes, for example, renewable de-icing, paints and plastics.

“Besides the use of Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel at DFW, we aim to work together in other solutions for decarbonising aviation. This includes, for example, renewable de-icing, paints and plastics. We will give all our wide knowledge and expertise on sustainable renewable products to help DFW to achieve its targets.”

Neste stated that its MY Renewable Jet Fuel is produced using renewable and sustainable raw materials and significantly reduces life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions.

DFW Airport environmental affairs vice-president Robert Horton said: “Through this partnership, we hope to explore new ways of reducing the airport’s carbon footprint and help our partners do the same.

“DFW’s goal is to implement programs that proactively enhance our status as a certified Carbon Neutral airport and reduce DFW’s environmental footprint as much as possible. We believe that partnering with Neste is a step forward in accomplishing our targets in increasing sustainability and decreasing emissions in DFW operations.”

The aviation industry is aiming to achieve carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and beyond, and a 50% reduction of net aviation CO2 emissions by 2050.