Finnish Neste to fuel easyJet flights from Gatwick during COP26

Finland’s Neste began delivering green aviation fuel for the first time at Britain’s Gatwick Airport for easyJet flights to Glasgow during the COP26 climate change conference, the Finnish manufacturer said on Tuesday.
In June, Neste supplied biofuels for aircraft at Heathrow, UK, during the G7 summit, which took place from 11 to 13 June.
“Green aviation fuel has been introduced for the first time at Gatwick Airport thanks to the collaboration between Neste, Q8Aviation, easyJet and Gatwick Airport Ltd,” the report said.
Neste will fuel 42 easyJet flights, 39 of which will operate from Gatwick Airport in Glasgow during the COP26 climate conference from October 31 to November 12.
“On all 42 flights, greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced to 70 tonnes, further demonstrating the industry’s intention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,” the statement said.
Neste’s Eco-Friendly Aviation Fuels, fully certified, are made from 100% renewable and environmentally friendly waste and residual raw materials such as waste frying oil and animal fat. In its pure form and throughout its life cycle, Neste’s clean aviation fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% compared to using fossil jet fuels.
Neste is a leading global manufacturer of renewable diesel fuel and environmentally friendly aviation fuels, a manufacturer of biofuels and bioplastics, refining and retailing petroleum products through its own network of filling stations in the Baltic States and Finland. In 2020, Neste generated revenues of 11.8 billion euros, with 94% of the company’s comparable operating profit coming from renewable energy products. The largest owner of the company (46.49%) is the government of Finland. The shares are listed on the Nasdaq exchange.