Air bp inaugurates SAF supply at France’s Clermont Ferrand Airport

The arrangement follows the latest introduction of its fuel to London Biggin Hill, Hawarden and Centreline FBO Bristol

Air bp has supplied sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Clermont Ferrand Auvergne Airport (CFE) in France, the first ongoing supply of the product in the country.

Airline company, Michelin Air Services, used the new service last Monday (April 19). The firm will be supplied with the blend in line with its agreed commitments.

The latest arrangement highlights the importance of a collaborative relationship between fuel supplier, airport and customer regarding the demand for SAF, with plans to hit the industry’s environmental goals.

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“Michelin Air Services is committed to decarbonising its flights with the use of the SAF supplied by Air bp, thereby illustrating the Michelin Group “All Sustainable” strategy,” explained Corine Brunet, CEO of Michelin Air Services. “With Air bp, [the firm] has found a partner that listens, makes proposals and is efficient in its implementation of this shared approach to seeking lower carbon options in the aviation sector.”

Andreea Moyes, sustainability director, Air bp, added: “We are excited to see our first ongoing SAF supply in France. Air bp is a strong facilitator in the supply of SAF and recently announced a number of agreements in the UK. This underlines bp’s commitment to working with stakeholders to explore its viable sale and purchase, which we believe is one of the aviation industry’s key routes to reducing carbon emissions and supports bp’s net zero ambition.”

Air bp’s product is made up of waste based sustainable feedstocks – such as used cooking oil combined with traditional materials. The blend is around 35% SAF, providing a lifecycle carbon reduction of 80%.

In February 2008, the aviation company fuelled the first flight with its economically sourced produce.