Neste, DFW collaborate to reduce air pollution
19 Jun 2018, 03:10 ( 28 days ago)
Neste, the leading renewable products producer and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), a global leader in airport sustainability are collaborating in an effort to reduce air pollution, especially carbon dioxide emissions, from aircraft at DFW.
Both parties share the view that environmental awareness is growing globally and actions to combat climate change are needed in aviation, the fastest growing means of transport in the world today, said a press release.
“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 decarbonizing aviation. This includes for example renewable de-icing, paints and plastics,” said Kaisa Hietala, Executive Vice President of Renewable Products business area in Neste.
“We will give all our wide knowledge and expertise on sustainable renewable products to help DFW to achieve its targets,” Hietala added.
“Through this partnership, we hope to explore new ways of reducing the Airport’s carbon footprint and help our partners do the same,” said Robert Horton, Vice President for environmental affairs at DFW Airport.
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-percent 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.