Finnish oil refining firm Neste, in association with LAXFUEL, has delivered more than 500,000 gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California, US.

According to Neste, the SAF supply will help commercial air carriers taking off from the airport to ‘significantly’ reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from air travel.

The refining firm claims that its MY SAF product can cut emissions by up to 80% over the fuel’s life cycle in comparison with fossil jet fuel.

It is made using 100% sustainably sourced renewable waste and residue raw materials, including animal fat waste and used cooking oil.

LAXFUEL Corporation chairman John Trozzo said: “SAF is the fastest, most effective means we have to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from air travel.

“We now have the means to supply this low-emission fuel in larger volumes not only to the airlines flying from LAX but also to other airports in the region serviced by the broader fuel infrastructure managed by LAXFUEL in California.

“This partnership with Neste proves that we have the capability to immediately implement this fuel as a low-carbon solution.

“It also provides a sound basis for scaling up future deliveries to airlines.”

The move marks the first time green fuel has been delivered to LAXFUEL’s supply infrastructure using barges.

LAXFUEL is a group of airlines operating at LAX that provides the jet fuel supply infrastructure for aircraft at the airport.

Neste US president Chris Cooper said: “Our company has been at the forefront of accelerating the availability of SAF, and this achievement together with LAXFUEL shows how we are taking concrete steps towards a more sustainable future for aviation.

“By offering SAF to the state’s busiest airport, we are enabling passengers who travel to and from California to lower their carbon footprint while enjoying the benefits of flying.”