Purchase Agreement Neste Collaborates with United Airlines for Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Under a new purchase agreement signed between both the parties, Neste will supply up to 160,000 metric tons of SAF over the next three years to United flights at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. With this move, United has become the first U.S. airline to make an international purchase agreement for SAF.
Espoo/Finland – Neste and United Airlines have signed a new purchase agreement that provides United the right to buy up to 160,000 metric tons (52.5 million gallons) of Neste My Sustainable Aviation Fuel over the next three years to fuel United flights at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and potentially other airports, as well. With this agreement, United became the first U.S. airline to make an international purchase agreement for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
“Reducing carbon emissions from fuel use is the fastest way United will reach its 100 % green goal by 2050. As the leading U.S. airline globally, it makes sense to accelerate our use of SAF and expand our network of partners internationally with a leading company like Neste,” said Lauren Riley, United’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “The demand from our customers to limit their emissions from flying is growing exponentially, and this agreement means that United customers flying from Amsterdam will be partners in our sustainability efforts.”
Neste will provide United with 7,500 metric tons (2.5 million gallons) of SAF in Amsterdam in the first year. United will also have the right to purchase up to 60,000 metric tons (20 million gallons) in the second year, and up to 90,000 metric tons (30 million gallons) in the third year, at Amsterdam or other locations that Neste can supply throughout the globe, as Neste increases its SAF production globally.
SAF delivers the performance of conventional jet fuel but with a significantly smaller carbon footprint on a life cycle basis. Neste’s SAF reduces life cycle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by up to 80% compared to conventional jet fuel and burns cleaner than conventional jet fuel reducing non-CO2 emissions, including particulate matter (PM). Neste My Sustainable Aviation Fuel is produced from 100 % sustainably sourced renewable waste and residue raw materials, including used cooking oil and animal fat waste.