Neste Collaborates with Geneva Airport

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Joint efforts to offer sustainable solutions for aviation

Geneva, Keilaranta, September 13, 2017: Neste and Genève Aéroport are pioneering together to make flying more sustainable by starting to decarbonize aviation towards fossil neutral growth. Genève Aéroport is planning the introduction of renewable jet fuel for aircraft operations from Geneva International Airport; the target shall be at least 1% of the annual jet fuel consumption at Genève Aéroport shall be composed of renewable jet fuel starting late 2018. This is an excellent example of a state, an airport and a renewable solutions provider collaborating to decrease CO2 emissions in aviation.

“Genève Aéroport is exemplary in sustainability with its ambitious goals to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. We are very excited to collaborate with Genève Aéroport and their airline partners to show the way to the aviation sector. We both share the common view that decreasing COemissions in aviation is crucial in combating climate change. This is an important step for Neste in implementing our growth strategy for renewables in applications outside road traffic fuels. Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel is Neste’s sustainable solution for reducing COemissions in aviation,” says Kaisa Hietala, Executive Vice President in the Renewable Product business area in Neste.

“As aviation is growing, airports have a crucial role in taking initiatives which aim at reducing environmental impact. Genève Aéroport is particularly pleased to work in this very ambitious project together with Neste, the Swiss authorities, airlines operating from Geneva, and locally established fuel companies,” says André Schneider, CEO of Genève Aéroport.

Aviation is the fastest growing means of transport and thus emissions will grow substantially. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has set a target that from 2020 onwards the growth in aviation is carbon-neutral. Currently, the only viable alternative to fossil liquid fuels for powering commercial aircraft is sustainable renewable jet fuel, which is one the most efficient means of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. It can be adopted immediately without the need for additional investments in new fuel distribution infrastructure.

For Neste, the development of Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel (TM) has been a long journey taking several years:  from building proof of concept to ensuring the quality and performance that fully meet the aviation industry’s expectations. Neste’s renewable jet fuel technology and quality is proven in thousands of commercial flights by e.g. Lufthansa and is now ready for commercialization.

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Neste collaborates with Genève Aéroport to offer sustainable and renewable solutions for aviation

Neste is the world’s leading renewable diesel producer from waste and residues, and with its renewable diesel it has helped to decarbonize traffic by 33 million tons over the past 10 years. This is equivalent to 2 years’ emissions from the Swiss transport sector. Now this expertise and renewable solution is available for aviation.

Source: Neste Corporation

Dallas Fort Worth Gets EPA Climate Leadership Award

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Superhub plans to increase use of renewable energy and alternative fuels

DFW Airport, Texas, March 2, 2017:  Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has been selected to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Leadership Award for Organizational Leadership. DFW Airport is now the only Airport in the U. S. to be recognized two consecutive years by the EPA in the Climate Leadership Awards program’s six-year history.

The Organizational Leadership Award recognizes organizations that not only have their own comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and aggressive emissions reduction goals, but also exemplify extraordinary leadership in their internal response to climate change, and engagement of their peers, partners, and supply chain.

“Last year, DFW was honored to be the first Airport recipient of the EPA award for Greenhouse Gas Management,” said Sean Donohue, CEO, DFW. “This year’s recognition proves we are committed to responding to climate change and implementing the emissions reduction initiatives we’ve set in place. Our Airport will continue to demonstrate global leadership in sustainability within the industry.”

As part of the U.S. EPA’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the EPA’s Climate Protection Partnerships division co-sponsors the Climate Leadership Awards with two partner organizations — the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry.  Awardees are honored for exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in reducing carbon pollution (CO2) and addressing climate change. The awards take place during the Climate Leadership Conference (CLC), which is dedicated to professionals addressing global climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. The conference gathers forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia, and the non-profit community, to explore energy and climate related solutions, introduce new opportunities, and provide support to leaders taking action on climate change.

DFW Airport plans to continue its reduction initiatives by increasing renewable energy and alternative fuel use; by integrating best available energy-efficient technology into facilities, systems, processes and operations; and, finally, by expanding partnerships with airlines, regulatory agencies, academia, nongovernmental organizations, business associations and other stakeholders to develop effective and sustainable solutions to improve air quality and reduce aviation’s impact on climate change.

DFW Airport welcomes more than 65 million customers along their journey every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world.  DFW Airport customers can choose among 163 domestic and 55 international nonstop destinations worldwide.

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DFW Airport welcomes more than 65 million customers every year
Photo: DFW Airport

Source: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Neste’s Customers Reduced their GHG-Emissions by 6.4 Million Tons in 2015

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Neste included on the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies for the 11th consecutive time

Keilaranta, Finland, January 18, 2017: Neste reached the Global 100 list of the world’s top 100 most sustainable companies for the 11th consecutive time. This year Neste improved its ranking from the 39th to 23rd place, and was considered the best performing company within the Oil and Gas Industry. The company has been included on this valued list continuously for longer than any other energy company in the world.

“Sustainability is a central component of our strategy and business. We consider our ranking within the Global 100 list as a an important recognition of our company’s progress in many areas,” says Neste’s Pekka Tuovinen, Senior Advisor, Sustainability. Recently the Finish company reached several sustainability milestones:

  • Neste increased the share of waste and residues to nearly 80 percent of all the renewable raw materials used in the refining of renewable products.
  • Neste’s customers were able to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 6.4 million tons in 2015, corresponding to annual greenhouse gas emissions of 2.3 million cars.
  • Neste advanced its comprehensive human and labor rights program, conducted a company-wide human rights risk assessment, and focused on improving the situation of migrant workers within palm oil supplying countries.
  • Neste explored deforestation risks within its supply chain more widely than before and increased the transparency of its supply chain by publishing a comprehensive list of palm oil suppliers on its website.

“The sustainability performance of the world’s leading companies improve every year. That is why making the list becomes more challenging each year. One-third of the companies on this year’s list were different from last year. We will continue our determined work together with our stakeholders to continuously improve the sustainability of our operations and ensure that we will be worthy of similar recognitions in the coming years,” Tuovinen continues.

Source: Neste Corporation

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