Ryanair has become the latest airline to partner with Neste, the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplier.
The agreement will see Ryanair power approximately a third of its flights at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with a 40% SAF blend.
Ryanair said the blend will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 60%, supporting its Pathway to Net Zero by 2050 decarbonisation goals.
It is one of a number of measures being taken by Ryanair, which has already partnered with Trinity College Dublin to open the Ryanair Sustainable Aviation Research Centre and invested $22bn in its new aircraft fleet, which offer 4% more seats but are 16% more fuel & CO2 efficient and reduce noise emissions by 40%.
Jonathan Wood, Neste’s Vice President Europe, Renewable Aviation, said: “SAF is a key element in achieving aviation’s emission reduction goals. The aviation sector is now at a tipping point as demand increases, and policy proposals are on the table in the EU and UK to promote demand and supply of SAF.
“Neste is leading the transformation to SAF and investing as we speak to increase global SAF production capacity to 1.5 million tons per annum 2023. It is great to see Ryanair as the first short-haul carrier take our SAF at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and we look forward to our joint journey towards a more sustainable future.”