A collaboration to reduce air pollution, especially carbon dioxide emissions, from aircraft has been announced between Neste, a renewable products producer, and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
Both parties share the view that environmental awareness is growing and actions to combat climate change are needed in aviation.
“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 decarbonising aviation. This includes, for example, renewable de-icing, paints and plastics,” explained Kaisa Hietala, Executive Vice President of Renewable Products at Neste. “We will give all our wide knowledge and expertise on sustainable renewable products to help DFW to achieve its targets.”
Robert Horton, Vice President for Environmental Affairs at DFW Airport stated: “Through this partnership, we hope to explore new ways of reducing the Airport’s carbon footprint and help our partners do the same. 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.”
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% 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.