Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is approved for use in jet engines with no technical changes to aircraft necessary.
In 2016 we were the first operator to start commercial supply of SAF through an existing hydrant fuelling system, at Norway’s Oslo airport, under our BP Biojet brand.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% over its lifecycle compared to the industry-average fossil jet fuel, BP Biojet has been supplied at 15 airports worldwide – including in Norway, Sweden, France and in the US.
Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) statistics show that nearly 180,000 commercial flights had been made on sustainable aviation fuel by May 2019.
How is Sustainable Aviation Fuel produced?
- SAF is made by converting sustainable material such as certain vegetable oils, recycled cooking oil or solid household waste to a high-quality synthetic product which is then blended with regular jet fuel.
- SAF gives a reduction of up to 80% in CO2 emissions depending on the sustainable material used, production method and the supply chain to the airport.
- In 2016 Air BP created a strategic partnership with Fulcrum BioEnergy with an initial investment of $30 million.
- The Californian company is building a first plant (in Reno, Nevada) which will produce low-cost, sustainable fuel made from household waste.
- Tested, certified and approved for use in commercial airlines around the world, Fulcrum’s product will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% over its lifecycle compared to traditional petroleum jet fuel. What’s more, it also helps reduce landfill waste.