Brussels Airlines Kicks Off 2023 With First SAF Delivery Via Nato Pipeline
Author: Omar Memon
On January 1, 2023 the first batch of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) was delivered to Brussels Airport in Belgium. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) pipeline that supplies kerosene to Brussels Airlines and Airport will also transport SAF through the same system. this represents a significant milestone towards increasing the use of sustainable fuels to minimize carbon emissions into the environment. Brussels Airport is the only airport in Belgium to be currently equipped with infrastructure that fully supplies kerosene for ground and air vehicles through the NATO pipeline. With the addition of the SAF, Brussels Airport and its airline partners aim to reduce their carbon footprint by 5% by 2026. “The fact that we can now transport the sustainable aviation fuel from the blending facility all the way to our aircraft at Brussels Airport in a fast and environmentally friendly way is an important step to increase the use of this type of fuel in the near future.” - Peter Gerber, CEO Brussels Airlines. A significant milestone towards minimizing carbon emissions in the environment has been achieved. It won’t be long until the SAF makes up 5% of all total kerosene imports for Brussels Airport. Brussels Airlines uses the Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel that is produced from animal fat waste, used cooking oil, and renewable waste materials.