MOL and Wizz Air commercially check sustainable aviation gasoline at Budapest Airport

The gasoline, produced by Finnish firm Neste, is comprised of used cooking oil and animal fats, utilizing waste for the manufacturing of kerosene, thereby decreasing carbon dioxide emissions.

MOL, in cooperation with Neste, Budapest Airport, RÜK (Airport Gas Provide Kft.) and Wizz Air has began commercially testing sustainable aviation gasoline (SAF) provide. The mission helps broader aviation business efforts to cut back lifecycle CO2 emissions and goals at making ready the availability system of Budapest Airport forward of the SAF mixing mandates introduction in 2025.

On 10 Might, Wizz Air took off from Budapest Airport for the primary time with a 37% mix of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Gas equipped by MOL. In the course of the sustainable aviation gasoline check, Wizz Air’s three newest Airbus A321neo plane had been fitted with a complete of 23.5 tonnes of a mix containing 37% pure SAF and 63% Jet A1 gasoline. The planes carried passengers from Budapest to Stockholm, Paris and London utilizing the sustainable gasoline mix.

MOL, because the gasoline provider to Budapest Airport, and Wizz Air, have taken one other step to cut back the environmental footprint of transportation fuels. The gasoline, produced by Finnish firm Neste, is comprised of used cooking oil and animal fats, utilizing waste for the manufacturing of kerosene, thereby decreasing carbon dioxide emissions.

Csaba Zsótér, Senior Vice President, MOL Group’s Downstream Fuels, mentioned: “Our strategic purpose is to kick-start the area’s round financial system and make our operations carbon impartial by 2050. We’re consistently testing new applied sciences and creating our merchandise to strengthen the area’s safety of provide with low-carbon fuels and speed up the inexperienced transition. Up to now, we’ve got primarily taken steps in highway transport fuels: on the Danube Refinery, for instance, we’ve got been co-processing vegetable oils, used cooking oils and animal fat with fossil parts since 2021 to provide extra sustainable diesel. We at the moment are transferring into a brand new space, working with our companions to realize expertise in aviation fuels and to make aviation extra sustainable. I’m assured that the primary cargo, which is now being launched as a business check, can be adopted by many extra.”

Since 2021, within the Danube Refinery, bio-based supplies – vegetable oils, used cooking oils and animal fat – have been processed along with fossil parts throughout gasoline manufacturing to provide extra sustainable diesel. The recycling of waste can be supported by the truth that, since 2011, used cooking oil may be handed in at MOL filling stations.

Wizz Air globally leads the business by instance1 operates the bottom carbon emissions per passenger/km amongst all competitor airways2. To realize this, the airline has invested closely in its fleet by including new, and changing older plane, with the Airbus A321neo plane. The Airbus A321neo plane incorporates the most recent expertise, providing important environmental advantages and may presently fly with as much as 50% SAF mix.

Yvonne Moynihan, Company and ESG Officer, Wizz Air, mentioned: “Right this moment’s SAF check, which is forward of the legislative mandates coming in 2025, demonstrates that business collaboration is likely one of the most impactful methods to handle the present local weather problem. Whereas Wizz Air is already main in sustainability with one of many world’s youngest plane fleets and extremely environment friendly operations, the SAF initiative at Budapest Airport is a testomony to our broader technique with various fuels taking part in a major position in it. This marks additional progress in our dedication to cut back our carbon depth by 25% by 2030 and reveals we stay laser targeted on expertise and innovation.”

“It’s a forward-looking, extremely modern, and long-awaited second to see an plane being stuffed with sustainable gasoline right here at Budapest Airport. A whole bunch of hundreds of litres of kerosene are consumed daily at Budapest Airport, and we might very very like to see an rising proportion of sustainable gasoline getting used to service flights as quickly as potential,” mentioned, Chris Dinsdale, outgoing CEO, Budapest Airport. He added: “Budapest Airport is doing loads to make the airport as sustainable as potential; we’ve got diminished our direct emissions from operations by 65% in ten years. It’s a key precedence to attain web zero emissions by 2035 on the newest, 15 years sooner than our earlier dedication. Nonetheless, with a view to make the entire business extra sustainable and to additional scale back emissions from aviation, the usage of SAF is significant.”


[1] In response to the CAPA – Centre for Aviation Awards for Excellence 2022
[1] Based mostly on publicly accessible knowledge

Theodore Koumelis

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