World Fuel Services To Provide More SAF For Gulfstream

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GULFSTREAM EXTENDS CONTRACT FOR LOW-CARBON SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL

SAVANNAH, Georgia, September 14, 2020 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has extended its contract with World Fuel Services to continue providing the business-jet manufacturer with a steady supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced by World Energy.

Gulfstream President Mark Burns announced the deal today during the Virtual 2020 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit to discuss pathways to accelerate the market for SAF. Per gallon, SAF has at least a 60 percent smaller carbon footprint than conventional jet fuel on a lifecycle basis.

This contract extends Gulfstream’s original multiyear purchase agreement, which was the first of its kind in business aviation when it was signed in 2015. Since March 2016, Gulfstream has used SAF for its Savannah-based fleet, which comprises corporate, demonstration, completion, Customer Support and flight test aircraft. The company has made more than 650 flights with an SAF-JET A fuel blend, flying more than 1.3 million nautical miles and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 1,700 metric tons.

“This renewal marks another step in our ongoing commitment to promoting positive change in our industry,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Reducing our impact on the environment by using SAF is a move we all should consider making. Creating a sustainable future for aviation is a responsibility we share, and we appreciate the leadership, innovation and collaboration of World Energy in helping Gulfstream — and the industry at large — fulfill that responsibility.”

Gulfstream’s sustainability strategy helps support industry goals established by the National Business Aviation Association, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and the International Business Aviation Council. The goals are a 50 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 relative to 2005 levels; a 2 percent improvement in fuel-efficiency per year from 2010 to 2020; and carbon-neutral growth from 2020 onward.

The renewable fuel used by Gulfstream is produced by World Energy at its refinery in Paramount, California, from a feedstock of agricultural waste, fats and oils. Fuel and aviation services provider World Fuel Services manages the logistics, including distribution of SAF to Gulfstream on both U.S. coasts. In addition to using the 30/70 blend of low-carbon, drop-in SAF at its Savannah headquarters, Gulfstream makes it available for customers at its Van Nuys and Long Beach, California, service centers. SAF is the only fuel on-site at Gulfstream Long Beach, which also uses it for completions and delivery flights.

“The innovative partnership between Gulfstream and World Energy paved the way for a larger sustainability movement,” Burns said. “For almost a decade, we have leveraged our collaboration with World Energy to increase awareness and availability of SAF around the world. We look forward to continuing that work.”

Source: Gulfstream

Air bp to offer increased volume of SAF

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Air bp and Neste to offer increased volume of sustainable aviation ‎fuel in Europe

  • Air bp and Neste agree to offer a five-fold increase in volume of sustainable aviation fuel
  • Deliveries due to start in the coming weeks

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier and Neste, the world’s ‎largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), have signed an ‎agreement to offer an increased volume of sustainable aviation fuel to airport customers in ‎‎2020 and 2021. The volume is five times larger than that supplied by the businesses in ‎‎2019. Air bp will make the Neste-produced SAF available at selected airports in Europe, ‎with deliveries to airports including Stockholm (ARN) and Oslo (OSL) expected to begin in ‎the coming weeks.‎

The increased supply of SAF comes in response to rising demand from existing and new ‎airline customers, as well as from Norway, where there is a mandate requiring 0.5% of all jet ‎fuel sold to be SAF. ‎

Neste’s SAF is produced from 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials. In its neat ‎form and over the lifecycle, it can reduce up to 80% of greenhouse gas emissions compared ‎to conventional jet fuel. SAF undergoes the same quality tests as regular fossil jet fuel and ‎can be blended at up to 50% to fuel aircraft. Currently, SAF offers the only viable drop-in ‎alternative to fossil liquid fuels for powering commercial aircraft.‎

“bp’s ambition is to be a net zero company by 2050 or sooner and to help the world get to ‎net zero. Air bp aims to support our customers and the wider aviation industry on their path ‎to meet their low carbon goals. We believe sustainable aviation fuel will play an important ‎role as the industry recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through our ‎successful ongoing collaboration with Neste, we are pleased to be able to offer our ‎customers a substantially increased volume of SAF as they work towards reducing their ‎emissions”, says Martin Thomsen, Air bp’s chief executive officer.‎

‎“The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic implications have not changed our ambition. ‎We remain fully committed to combating climate change by providing tangible, immediately ‎available solutions for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of flying in cooperation with ‎our partners. The use of sustainable aviation fuel will play a significant role in the industry’s ‎ongoing efforts in making air transportation fit for the climate and environmental challenges ‎it is facing. We are looking forward to continuing our close collaboration with Air bp and ‎jointly contributing to a more sustainable aviation”, says Thorsten Lange, Executive Vice ‎President, Renewable Aviation at Neste.‎

Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel annual capacity is currently 100,000 tons. With their ‎Singapore refinery expansion on the way, and with possible additional investment into their ‎Rotterdam refinery, Neste will have the capacity to produce some 1.5 million tons of SAF ‎annually by 2023.‎

Air bp has supplied SAF since 2010 and, to date, has supplied more than 20 customers and ‎‎16 airports globally, including Norway’s Oslo Airport where it was the first to supply SAF ‎produced by Neste through the existing airport fueling infrastructure, in collaboration with ‎other industry stakeholders.‎

‎In 2018, Air bp and Neste announced plans to explore and develop supply chain solutions ‎for delivering SAF to airports and airlines. As a next step in their collaboration, in April ‎‎2019 they jointly developed a viable supply chain solution for sustainable aviation fuel to the ‎Swedish market. This latest step in their cooperation will help to increase the availability of ‎SAF at various airports through making best use of Air bp’s and Neste’s expertise in the ‎fields of production, blending, supply and safe operations.‎

Source: Air bp