From 1 January 2020, national regulation changes came into force which required Air bp as a jet fuel supplier, to replace 0.5% of all commercial airline and general aviation Jet A-1 supply, with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The increased use of SAF contributes to Norway reaching its climate targets (read more here).
From 1 January 2021 the Air bp SAF mandate line item will be updated to US$10.6 per cubic meter. This is due to an increase in the cost of SAF.
SAF does not need to be supplied to all airports in Norway. Air bp will meet our national obligation by supplying SAF to the airport(s) with the most economical supply chain(s), to reduce the overall cost for our customers. Customers do not need to make any operational changes. SAF is a drop-in fuel which has been used worldwide for over 10 years totalling hundreds of thousands of flights (read more here). Once SAF is blended with regular jet fuel and demonstrated to be on-specification, it is certified as Jet A-1 and can then be handled in existing infrastructure and used in existing jet engines without requiring any modifications. Flights carried out by military aircrafts are exempted from the scope of the national mandate (read more here).
Air bp is committed to meeting the requirements set out by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment and we are proud to have been actively supporting our customers in their low carbon journey for over a decade.