Emirates Boosts Sustainable Aviation Efforts with Expanded Neste Collaboration
DUBAI, UAE - Emirates Airline is taking a significant step forward in its commitment to sustainability by expanding its partnership with Neste, a leading provider of renewable solutions. The two companies have solidified their collaboration, ensuring the supply of over 3 million gallons of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for 2024 and 2025.
This SAF, which will be blended with conventional jet fuel, is set to power Emirates' flights departing from two major international hubs: Amsterdam Schiphol and Singapore Changi airports. This move marks Emirates as the airline with the largest volume of SAF uplifted from any airline based in the Middle East and Africa. The blended SAF will consist of over one million gallons of neat SAF, translating to a blended ratio exceeding 30% when combined with conventional Jet A-1 fuel.Advertising
Emirates is not stopping there. By the end of 2023, the airline plans to uplift SAF from its primary hub in Dubai. SAF is recognized for its potential to reduce carbon emissions by up to 80% over its life cycle compared to conventional jet fuel.
Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, expressed the airline's dedication to sustainability, stating, "Today’s announcement is a milestone for Emirates and represents the acceleration of SAF procurement for our operations. Our ongoing partnership with Neste also demonstrates our active engagement and support of the rapidly developing SAF industry."
Alexander Kueper, Vice President EMEA from the Renewable Aviation business unit at Neste, emphasized the importance of SAF as a solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from air travel. He expressed pride in expanding the cooperation with Emirates into 2024.
Earlier in the year, Emirates, in collaboration with Neste and other industry stakeholders, achieved a significant milestone by completing the region's first 100% SAF-powered demonstration flight using a Boeing 777-300ER.
Emirates has been at the forefront of the SAF movement, having operated its first SAF-blended flight in 2017 from Chicago. The airline has since uplifted SAF for flights from various cities, including Stockholm, Paris, Lyon, and Oslo.
The airline's commitment to sustainability extends beyond its operations. Emirates has been an active participant in various industry and UAE government working groups, contributing to the UAE’s National Sustainable Aviation Fuel Roadmap and the ambitious power-to-liquid (PtL) fuels roadmap.
With this expanded collaboration, Emirates continues to set the standard for sustainable aviation, demonstrating that a greener future for the industry is not just possible, but achievable.