Boosting the future of BP Biojet

In line with the airline industry’s ambitious goals for carbon neutral growth from 2020 onwards, our recent collaboration with Neste is just one example of how we are exploring opportunities to develop sustainable aviation fuel.

One of the primary goals of our agreement with leading renewable diesel producer, Neste, is to develop and bring a co-branded sustainable aviation fuel to market at airports across our network.

Commenting on our partnership, Jon Platt, Air BP’s CEO, said: “The aviation industry’s carbon reduction targets can only be achieved with support from across the entire supply chain, and by bringing our experience and expertise together, we are looking to drive change by promoting and securing the supply of sustainable aviation fuel.”
Another exciting achievement in our lower carbon journey was our role in supplying fuel for the delivery of Airbus’ first aircraft to be partially powered by sustainable jet fuel in September.

The A321 for JetBlue departed Mobile, Alabama with 15 percent sustainable aviation fuel in its tanks. The fuel was loaded by Signature Flight Support, who we have also teamed up with to offer business jet customers carbon neutral fuel, by offsetting emissions through our BP Target Neutral programme.

September also marked a milestone in our partnership with Fulcrum BioEnergy. We signed an agreement, alongside Johnson Matthey (global leaders in sustainable technologies,) to license our Fischer Tropsch (FT) technology to support Fulcrum’s production of biojet fuel from municipal waste. 

What is FT technology? It’s a simple-to-operate, cost-effective and scalable solution that can be used to convert synthesis gas generated from sources such as municipal solid waste and other renewable biomass, into long-chain hydrocarbons suitable for the production of diesel and jet fuels.

And if you’ve ever wondered how BP Biojet is made…  ...Find out from Tom Parsons, our BP Biojet commercial development manager how making fuel out of cooking oil can help slow the growth of greenhouse gas emissions from air travel.