Finnish engineering services company Neste has collaborated with Switzerland’s Genève Aéroport to support the use of sustainable and renewable jet fuel for aircraft operations from Geneva International Airport.

The airport targets that at least 1% of its annual jet fuel consumption would comprise renewable fuel that will help reduce carbon emissions from aircraft, commencing late next year.

Neste Renewable Product business area executive vice-president Kaisa Hietala said: “Genève Aéroport is exemplary in sustainability with its ambitious goals to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

“We are very excited to collaborate with Genève Aéroport and their airline partners to show the way to the aviation sector. We both share the common view that decreasing CO² emissions in aviation is crucial in combating climate change.

“This is an important step for Neste in implementing our growth strategy for renewables in applications outside road traffic fuels.”

Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel is the company’s sustainable solution for mitigating carbon emissions in aviation.

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"This is an important step for Neste in implementing our growth strategy for renewables in applications outside road traffic fuels."

Genève Aéroport CEO André Schneider said: “As aviation is growing, airports have a crucial role in taking initiatives which aim at reducing environmental impact.

“Genève Aéroport is particularly pleased to work in this very ambitious project together with Neste, the Swiss authorities, airlines operating from Geneva, and locally established fuel companies.”

Currently, sustainable renewable jet fuel is said to be the best available alternative to fossil liquid fuels used for powering commercial aircraft.

Renewable jet fuel can be adopted immediately without any additional investments in new fuel distribution infrastructure and plays a major role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Image: Geneva International Airport intends to use renewable jet fuel to power aircraft. Photo: courtesy of Neste.