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Neste begins supplying sustainable aviation fuel to Emirates at Singapore Changi Airport

written by Newsdesk | June 17, 2024

Neste begins supplying sustainable aviation fuel to Emirates at Singapore Changi Airport

Neste has commenced supplying sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Emirates for flights departing from Singapore Changi Airport, marking the first time an international visiting carrier has used SAF supplied at the airport from Neste’s Singapore refinery.

Over the course of the last few weeks, more than 2,600 tons (3.3 million liters) of blended SAF have been supplied into the fueling system at Changi Airport to meet Emirates’ needs.

The supply of SAF to Emirates at Changi Airport is part of the partnership the two companies announced in October 2023. Earlier this year, Neste supplied over 6,000 tons of blended SAF to Emirates at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Adel Al Redha, Deputy President and Chief Operating Officer at Emirates, said, “Emirates’ investment into Neste-produced SAF in Singapore marks the first step forward in our SAF adoption in Asia, a region that is primed to become a leading supplier of SAF, which continues to be in short supply.”

“While the activation of this agreement marks a milestone in our SAF journey in a new region, there’s still a lot of work to do. And as we procure SAF for the short term, we’ve got our sights set on longer-term agreements to help scale up a steady supply of SAF for our operations,” he added.

Alexander Kueper, Vice President, Renewable Aviation Business at Neste, said, “We are excited Emirates has started using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Changi Airport as the newest step in our cooperation. It makes Emirates the first international visiting carrier using SAF at the airport produced at our Singapore refinery and supplied into the airport via our integrated supply chain.”


Sustainable aviation fuel is a renewable aviation fuel providing a more sustainable alternative to conventional, fossil-based jet fuel. Using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% over the fuel’s life cycle, compared to using conventional jet fuel.

Neste’s SAF is made from sustainably sourced, 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste. SAF is blended with conventional jet fuel before use and works seamlessly with existing aircraft engines and fueling infrastructure.

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