Neste and Amelia, a French regional airline, have closed an agreement for the supply of blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Amelia has been using the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for all its flights departing from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol since 1 January, 2024.
This collaboration contributes to Amelia’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of its operations, enabling the airline to use nearly 5 percent SAF as part of its total yearly fuel consumption. This is already considerably more than the 2 percent SAF usage mandated from 2025 onwards as part of the European Union’s ReFuelEU Aviation regulation.
The regular service connecting Amsterdam to Strasbourg, a route that Amelia has been operating since 2022, will be the first route to exclusively benefit from SAF.
“We are delighted about this new partnership with Neste. Their solution is a perfect fit with our Embraer and Airbus fleet, which can already fly on up to 50% sustainable aviation fuel. We are looking forward to further expanding our use of sustainable fuels and carry on our path to lower carbon emissions,” said Alain Regourd, president of Amelia by Regourd Aviation.
“Decarbonizing aviation is more important than ever, and we are proud to support Amelia in reducing its environmental footprint. Using Neste My Sustainable Aviation Fuel for all flights departing from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol enables Amelia to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions of its aircraft operations. We look forward to continuing to work together,” said Alexander Kueper, leading renewable aviation business at Neste.
“The use of sustainable aviation fuel is a major pillar of Amelia's decarbonization strategy, complementing the company's other development axes. Its use before the upcoming regulation embodies Amelia’s willingness and commitment to accelerate towards a more sustainable regional aviation,” said Adrien Chabot, head of innovation and sustainability at Amelia.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel
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.