Neste and DFW Airport Collaborating to Improve Sustainability
Partners agree on actions to combat climate change
Keilaranta, Dallas, June 8, 2018: Neste and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), a global leader in airport sustainability, are collaborating in an effort to reduce air pollution, especially carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, from aircraft. Both parties share the view that environmental awareness is growing globally and actions to combat climate change are needed in aviation, the fastest growing means of transport in the world today.
“We are happy to partner up with leaders such as DFW. Together, we are examining the solutions to reduce the emissions and carbon footprint of airlines operating from DFW. Besides the use of ‘Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel’ at DFW, we aim to work together in other solutions for decarbonizing aviation. This includes for example renewable de-icing, paints and plastics,” says Kaisa Hietala, Executive Vice President of Renewable Products business area in Neste. “We will give all our wide knowledge and expertise on sustainable renewable products to help DFW to achieve its targets.”
“Through this partnership, we hope to explore new ways of reducing the Airport’s carbon footprint and help our partners do the same,” says Robert Horton, Vice President for environmental affairs at DFW Airport. “DFW’s goal is to implement programs that proactively enhance our status as a certified Carbon Neutral airport and reduce DFW’s environmental footprint as much as possible. We believe that partnering with Neste is a step forward in accomplishing our targets in increasing sustainability and decreasing emissions in DFW operations.” DFW Airport counts more than 67 million passengers every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world. Centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over $37 billion in economic impact each year by connecting people through business and leisure travel.
The partners are planning to explore opportunities for the use of renewable jet fuel, as well as investigate additional ways to enhance the sustainability efforts of the Airport. Also, they will investigate logistics and supply chain options to lay the groundwork for establishing a potential renewable jet fuel supply at DFW.
The aviation industry has set ambitious targets to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from air transportation, including carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and beyond, and a 50-percent reduction of net aviation CO2 emissions by 2050. Currently, sustainable renewable jet fuel offers the only viable alternative to fossil liquid fuels for powering commercial aircraft.
Neste’s renewable jet fuel technology is proven. Its quality standards, aircraft engine performance, and storage stability and integrity have been tested and followed in thousands of commercial flights. ‘Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel’ (TM) provides distinct advantages to its customers by decreasing their environmental footprint. It made from renewable and sustainable raw materials and significantly reduces life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions.
Neste is the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, introducing renewable solutions also to the aviation and plastics industries. In 2018, Neste placed 2nd on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world.