The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition) has reached an agreement to make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available at Zurich Airport during this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) meet in Davos, Switzerland.

This is the first time SAF is available in Switzerland. Neste, a producer of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel, has been awarded the contract to deliver the renewable jet fuel to Zurich Airport.

SAF Coalition said that, under a payment-transfer initiative called ‘book-and-claim’, operators flying to Davos are able to buy SAF supplies even at airports where SAF is not available.

The fuel will be available for the aircraft that bought the fuel from Teterboro Airport (TEB) in New Jersey, Laurence G Hanscom Field (BED) in Massachusetts and Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Virginia, the US.

Both initiatives were developed by Jet Aviation, Neste and World Fuels.

Compared to fossil jet fuel, Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel has an 80% smaller carbon footprint. The fuel available at the airport will be mixed with fossil jet fuel.

The fuel was developed using Neste’s exclusive NEXBTL technology and is made from residue raw materials and 100% renewable waste.

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European Business Aviation Association chairman Juergen Wiese said: “Business aviation aims to be a catalyst in the transition to cleaner and more sustainable transport. The new SAF programme brings us one step closer.

“This week at Davos, business aviation is laying the foundation of a physical  and traceable SAF supply chain around the world.”

National Air Transportation Association (NATA) COO Timothy Obitts added: “NATA commends the SAF Coalition and our members from all segments of the supply chain for their dedication and innovation in advancing a number of sustainable firsts for the business aviation industry.

“These milestones demonstrate that meaningful change can be achieved through partnerships, education and collaboration.”