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Singapore Airlines Group signs agreement with Neste for sustainable aviation fuel

written by Newsdesk | May 13, 2024

Singapore Airlines Group signs agreement with Neste for sustainable aviation fuel

The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group has signed an agreement with Neste to purchase 1,000 tonnes of neat Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel
, making SIA and its low-cost subsidiary Scoot the first carriers to receive sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced at Neste’s refinery in Singapore.

Neste will blend the SAF with conventional jet fuel according to the required safety specifications and deliver the blended jet fuel to Changi Airport’s fuel hydrant system in two batches – once in the second quarter of 2024 and once in the fourth quarter of this year.

This milestone marks the first direct supply of Neste’s SAF to airlines at Changi Airport, reinforcing their end-to-end SAF supply chain capabilities in Singapore following the completion of the expansion of Neste’s Singapore refinery in May 2023.

Neste’s SAF, made from 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% over the fuel’s life cycle and seamlessly integrates with existing aircraft engines and fuelling infrastructure when blended with conventional jet fuel.

Mr Alexander Kueper, Vice President Renewable Aviation at Neste, said, “This supply of locally produced SAF to Changi Airport is a milestone in our journey of supporting the aviation industry and governments in the region to achieve their emissions reduction goals.”

Ms Lee Wen Fen, Chief Sustainability Officer at Singapore Airlines, said, “This agreement with Neste is an important milestone in the SIA Group’s journey to have a minimum of 5% sustainable aviation fuel in our total fuel uplift by 2030.”


Starting from May 2024, SIA will offer 1,000 SAF Book & Claim Units (BCUs) for purchase by its corporate travellers, shippers, and freight forwarders, with each BCU representing one tonne of neat SAF with its associated carbon dioxide reduction benefit.

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Book & Claim system ensures the traceability and credibility of these transactions, allowing corporate travellers, shippers, and freight forwarders to claim the associated environmental benefits for flights related to their business travel and operations.


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