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?
|2010||Air BP teams up with Brazilian airline TAM (now LATAM) in a test flight using biofuels.|
|October 2016||Air BP becomes the first aviation fuel supplier to achieve carbon neutrality for into-plane fuelling operations at over 250 locations worldwide and makes a 10-year commitment to retaining the accreditation through its carbon reduction plan.|
|November 2016||Air BP invests $30 million in US biojet producer Fulcrum BioEnergy. The Californian company produces low-cost, sustainable biojet made from household waste. First supply will be in 2022.|
|July 2017||Air BP extends its biofuel footprint in the Nordics with commercial supply of biojet available at Sweden’s Halmstad airport.|
|November 2017||Air BP supplies customers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport with ‘alcohol to jet’ aviation biofuel produced by leading renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, Gevo, and delivered via the airport’s existing fuelling infrastructure.|
|October 2018||In collaboration with leading renewable fuel producer, Neste, Air BP makes SAF available at Sweden’s Kalmar Öland airport.|
|May 2019||Air BP teams up with Sweden’s Braathens Regional Airlines, European turbo-prop manufacturer ATR and sustainable aviation fuel producer Neste in ‘The Perfect Flight’. Sustainable aviation fuel produced by Neste and supplied by Air BP powered an ATR 72-600 turboprop plane carrying 72 passengers in a one-hour flight from Halmstad City airport to Stockholm’s Bromma airport.|
|May 2019||Air BP supplies SAF to general and business aviation customers and aircraft manufacturers at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport in Sweden and at Caen Carpiquet airport in France.|