Air bp signs sustainable fuel deals with three airports

posted on 13th April 2021 by Edward Robertson

Air bp has signed deals with three UK airports to supply them with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Following the agreements, the fuel supply company will now be meeting the SAF demands for London Biggin Hill, Airbus owned Hawarden airport in Flintshire, North Wales, which will be used to fuel Beluga aircraft, and Centreline FBO, in Bristol airport.

The SAF supplied by the company is made up from waste-based sustainable feedstocks, for instance used cooking oil, which is blended with traditional jet fuel.

The SAF blend supplied is around 35 per cent SAF and the SAF component provides a lifecycle carbon reduction of around 80 per cent compared to the  traditional jet fuel it replaces.

Air bp sustainability director Andreea Moyes said: “We are excited to see these ongoing commitments to SAF supply.

“Stakeholders’ willingness to invest in SAF and collaborate with us will help drive demand and deliver carbon reductions compared to the traditional jet fuel it replaces.

“We are committed to working with stakeholders to explore the viable sale and purchase of SAF, which we believe is one of the aviation industry’s key routes to reducing carbon emissions.”

Air bp was involved in fuelling the first SAF flight by an airline in February 2008 and since then has been enabling test flights and investing in sustainable alternative fuels.