Planes across Europe will soon run on renewable fuel made from vegetable oil and animal fat in a bid to tackle climate change and toxic air.
The new fuel will pour into planes mixed with traditional kerosene at Geneva Airport from next year but the millions of passengers travelling through the busy hub each year won’t notice the difference. The planes will run just as smoothly and engine performance is even slightly improved, says Matti Leivonen, the boss of Neste, the Finnish company that’s supplying the fuel.
He hopes that the deal will act as a blueprint that can be rolled out all over the world and says Neste has spoken with ten hub airports about implementing similar arrangements, including two of Europe’s busiest – Schiphol and Heathrow.
Geneva is initially aiming for 1 per cent renewable fuel starting from the end of next year and Leivonen says he hopes to increase that in …