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World Fuel Services expands customer access to sustainable aviation fuel

World Fuel Services delivering SAF at Le Bourget (Photo: World Fuel Services)

World Fuel Services announced June 28 that it is now an authorized branded distributor of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF). Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LFPB/LBG) in France is the first location where the company delivered Neste’s SAF as the authorized branded distributor.

“As a European airport leader for business aviation, Paris-Le Bourget airport has always been a pioneer in the aviation world,” said Sébastien Couturier, managing director of Paris-Le Bourget Airport within Groupe ADP. “Through this enthusiastic initiative led by World Fuel with Neste, we stay at the forefront of innovation and decarbonization. This new service will allow us to complete the biofuel offer available on our platform, putting us in a unique position in Europe. This is an excellent signal, which attests to the transition underway in business aviation.”

Becoming an authorized branded distributor builds on World Fuel’s ongoing commitment to developing innovative sustainability solutions for the aviation industry, which is exemplified by supporting customers in Europe with solutions and services such as:

  • As one of the first companies to have blended SAF in the U.K., World Fuel provides Farnborough Airport (EGLF) in Hampshire, England, with a supply of SAF from Neste

  • World Fuel managed Bremen Airport’s (EDDW) fuel-storage facility upgrade by converting an existing Avgas tank into an SAF tank and supplying a dedicated refueler asset to support Airbus’ Beluga flight operations

  • At Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (LFBO), the company supported Airbus by delivering blended and 100 percent SAF for engine testing

  • World Fuel supplied SAF to the Royal Air Force Brize Norton in support of the Autumn Royal Tour and provided Boeing with SAF for flights related to the U.K. and the Middle East

“World Fuel is committed to the industry’s goal of reducing carbon emissions by 50 percent,” said Duncan Storey, vice president of supply aviation Europe for World Fuel Services. “Working together with Neste to expand the global supply chain of SAF furthers that commitment. We will continue to invest in creating innovative solutions and expanding renewable and lower-emission fuels and energy offerings.”

Neste’s SAF is fully certified for use and produced from 100 percent renewable and sustainable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fats. In its neat form and over its lifecycle, Neste’s SAF can reduce GHG emissions up to 80 percent compared to fossil jet-fuel use.

“SAF is a key element in achieving the aviation industry’s emission-reduction goals,” said Jonathan Wood, Neste’s vice president of renewable aviation in Europe. “Neste is leading the transformation to SAF and increasing its global SAF production capacity to 1.5 million tons per annum in 2023. Partnering with World Fuel at Paris-Le Bourget Airport underlines our commitment to business aviation and supports the French government’s ambitions for a more sustainable aviation industry.”

Since 2015, World Fuel has delivered more than 27 million gallons of SAF to business and commercial aviation customers worldwide. Becoming an authorized branded distributor of Neste’s SAF furthers the broader adoption of cleaner fuels that will help advance the industry on its path to net zero.

Headquartered in Miami, Florida, World Fuel Services is a global energy-management company involved in providing supply fulfillment, energy procurement advisory services, and transaction and payment-management solutions to commercial and industrial customers worldwide. World Fuel Services sells and delivers liquid fuels, natural gas, electricity, renewable energy, and other sustainability solutions to its clients at more than 8,000 locations in more than 200 countries and territories through its marine, aviation, and World Kinect Energy Services divisions.



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