ExxonMobil collaborates with Neste to supply SAF in France
ExxonMobil and Neste announced plans for the commercial-scale distribution of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) at the largest airports in France. The agreement combines ExxonMobil’s expertise in the supply and distribution of jet fuel with Neste’s market-leading SAF production capabilities to provide a continuous and scalable supply of sustainable aviation fuel into France. In this collaboration, the SAF is a 30% blend with conventional fossil-based jet fuel.
This important step is taken in preparation of the 1% SAF mandate introduced by the French government which became effective on January 1, 2022.
Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel is produced from sustainably-sourced, 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste. When used at 100% concentration, Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel use results in up to 80%* lower greenhouse gas emissions when all the emissions over the fuel’s life cycle are compared to fossil jet fuel use.
“We are delivering solutions that enable customers to meet product performance requirements while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We have the capabilities and infrastructure to safely and reliably supply this energy, and will be ready to comply with new French regulations for sustainable aviation fuel,” said Charles Amyot, lead country manager for ExxonMobil in France.
“Neste is committed to helping the aviation industry with its emission reduction targets. Our Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel is a drop-in solution that is readily available now. This supply agreement is an important milestone for Neste, and we are excited to support ExxonMobil in helping their customers reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector in France,” said Jonathan Wood, Vice President Europe, Renewable Aviation, Neste.
*Calculated by Neste Oyi using established life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies, such as the CORSIA methodology.