Environmental solutions for airlines

Air BP’s environmental solutions can provide you with the answers airlines need. Working with you to ensure compliance with environmental legislation. Developing innovative solutions to reduce consumption, provide alternative fuels and neutralise emissions.

BP Biojet

For the aviation industry, biojet is the only alternative to jet fuel. To date, over 20 airlines have conducted biojet flights.  And demand is expected to grow fast as the price differential to regular jet fuel continues to decrease.

Biojet is a jet fuel made from sustainable material (waste, hydrogenated vegetable oil etc) which reduces the amount of oil we consume and produces lower cycle CO2 emissions. A 100% biofuel mix provides a 35% reduction in CO2 emissions.

Biojet blended with regular fuel is approved for use in jet engines. No technical change to aircraft required.

Air BP markets an approved biojet fuel and is currently leading the way at Oslo Airport where Air BP and Avinor (airport operator) supply BP Biojet in the hydrant system as part of normal operations.

Benefits:

  • Provides marketing value – increased customer loyalty.
  • Demonstrates commitment to IATA to support carbon neutral growth.
  • Provides a differentiated product to encourage passengers to fly with you.
  • Flights powered on biojet may be exempt from EU ETS.

Voluntary carbon offsetting

BP Target Neutral offers a best-in-class carbon management and offsetting programme allowing you to calculate your carbon emissions using our carbon footprint calculator and offset them through a range of environmental projects.

Benefits

  • Offers you the tools to reduce your emissions and support your reputation.
  • Offers you a tailored suite of best-in-class environmental projects that enable you to build community and stakeholder support.
  • Cost effective carbon offsetting.
  • Allows you to visit the projects that you support through your offsets.

Emissions trading service (EU ETS)

BP is one of the largest emissions traders globally and can offer a full range of solutions to help you comply with carbon cap and trade schemes. BP pioneered global emissions trading, launching a BP Group wide scheme in 2000, trading the first EU allowance in 2005.

Benefits

  • Access to the lowest cost compliance units (including CERs and EUAA).
  • The ability to help achieve cost certainty through hedging of future allowance exposure.
  • The ability to optimise cash flow by monetising your free surplus allowances.
Business case

Environmental topics are becoming increasingly important for the industry. The recent historic Paris agreement on climate change is leading the way with 195 nations setting a path to keep temperature rise below 2 degrees celsius. The global business aviation operating and manufacturing communities (IBAC* and GAMA*) support the following environmental targets from ICAO:

- 50% reduction in total emissions by 2050 relative to 2015
- 2% improvements in fuel efficiency on average per year from today until 2020
- Carbon neutral growth by 2020

Air BP aims to be at the forefront of solution development to help the industry achieve these environmental goals.
*IBAC – International Business Aviation Council ; GAMA – General Aviation Manufacturers Association.