Air bp SAF now in steady supply at three UK airports
Air bp has now supplied sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to three airports in the UK: London Biggin Hill (BQH), Airbus-owned Hawarden (CEG) airport in Flintshire, North Wales and Centreline FBO, in Bristol (BRS). All three locations are expected to have SAF available permanently, according to Air bp.
Andreea Moyes, sustainability director, Air bp, said: “We are excited to see these ongoing commitments to SAF supply. Stakeholders ’willingness to invest in SAF and collaborate with us will help drive demand and deliver carbon reductions compared to the traditional jet fuel it replaces. We are committed to working with stakeholders to explore the viable sale and purchase of SAF, which we believe is one of the aviation industry’s key routes to reducing carbon emissions.”
The SAF supplied by Air bp is made from waste-based sustainable feedstocks such as used cooking oil, which is then blended with traditional jet fuel. The SAF blend supplied is around 35% SAF and the SAF component provides a lifecycle carbon reduction of about 80% compared with the traditional jet fuel it replaces.
Stephen Elsworthy, manager of fuel services at London Biggin Hill Airport, said: “By offering Air bp’s sustainable aviation fuel to all our customers and resident businesses, we are helping them to meet their sustainability goals too and, vitally, contributing to our industry’s aim for a net zero carbon future.”