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Finland-based refiner Neste to work with Geneva Airport on renewable jet fuel mix

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Neste and Genève Aéroport are pioneering together to make flying more sustainable by starting to decarbonize aviation towards fossil neutral growth.

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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.

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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