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Neste Oil committed to 2020 aviation biofuel targets

Neste Oil has committed itself to a European Aviation Biofuels Flightpath introduced in Paris aimed at increasing the use of aviation biofuel to 2 million tonnes annually by 2020.

By Renewable Energy Focus staff

The signatories to the Flightpath - the European Commission, industry representatives, members of the financial community, and various NGOs - have committed themselves to working together to make the Flightpath a reality.

The goal is to ensure that aviation biofuel is produced sustainably and are suitable for use by aircrafts flying on commercial routes. The aim is also to support the development of innovations in the biofuel field and create the economic and legislative mechanisms needed to encourage the uptake of biofuel.

"The Fligthpath […] is very much in line with Neste Oil's goals," says Janne Mielck, Neste Oil's Vice President Business Development.

"We are already capable of producing NExBTL renewable aviation fuel from sustainably produced inputs on an industrial scale. Our R&D aimed at extending our raw material base and developing our refining capabilities supports the overall intent of the new Flightpath."

"NExBTL renewable aviation fuel complies with the toughest quality standards and offers airlines an easy and highly effective solution for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. We also believe that aviation biofuels could ultimately be used to fulfil the national bio-mandates that are currently being fulfilled mostly with road traffic fuels," Mielck continues.

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