Ceremonial gallon of SAF pumped at San Francisco and Luton – Biofuels International Magazine

Signature Flight Support and Neste are making low emission, renewable fuel a reality for business aviation starting with the first two locations of its worldwide network.
Through its company-wide Signature Renew programme, the operator has pumped the initial ceremonial gallon of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at San Francisco airport and London-Luton airport.
This marks the start of a global initiative to provide a permanently available supply of SAF to private aircraft.
This new era of SAF availability is driven by supportive regulations, voluntary commitments and growing customer demand.
By having a consistent blended SAF supply available, Signature Renew is providing a safe, affordable, and dependable low-emission option via Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel.
“The wait for SAF is over. We’re filling aircraft right now – thousands of gallons a day, every day – at SFO and LTN to meet the growing market demand,” expressed Tony Lefebvre, chief operating officer for Signature.
“SAF is the cornerstone of aviation’s answer to environmental responsibility. Creating an affordable alternative to traditional Jet A is vital to ensuring we’re able to help our customers reduce their carbon footprint. We’re proud to be able to deliver this capability to all private aviation customers at San Francisco and Luton and look forward to growing our capacity at additional locations and launching new sustainability programs next year.”
Neste, a leading producer and supplier of renewable fuels for road transportation and the aviation industry, is committed to helping grow the supply of SAF globally.
The company expects to have the capacity to produce some 1.5 million tonnes (515 million gallons) of SAF annually by 2023.
Neste’s SAF is made from sustainably sourced, renewable waste and residue materials – such as used cooking oil.
“We’re giving operators what they’ve been asking for – an easy, simple way to travel more sustainably,” says Chris Cooper, vice president, renewable aviation North America, Neste. “This pioneering collaboration is really driven by two things, the demand for private and business air travel is growing and the people onboard these aircraft want their carbon footprint to go down.”
NetJets, the world’s largest private jet company, was the inaugural recipient for the first uplift of SAF in San Francisco.
The initial load consisted of over 1,000 gallons was pumped into a Bombardier Challenger 350.

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