Alaska Airlines and Neste have signed an memorandum of understanding (MOU) to expand use of sustainable aviation fuels on Alaska aircraft to reduce GHG emissions, the company said.
As part of Alaska Airlines´ ongoing efforts to fly greener and expand use of sustainable aviation fuels, the agreement will allow Neste and Alaska to work together more closely to design, create and implement solutions that lay the groundwork for the wider adoption of renewable fuels within the airline industry.
Alaska, working with other airlines, is addressing the reality of climate change by adopting targets to mitigate CO2 emissions from air transport. The aviation industry has set ambitious targets to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from air transportation, including carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and beyond, and a 50 percent reduction of net aviation CO2 emissions by 2050 relative to 2005 levels.
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates sustainable solutions for transport, business and consumer needs. The company is a producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, introducing renewable solutions also to the aviation and plastics industries.
Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 44 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica.