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Hotelplan Group secures SAF via Neste Impact

Hotelplan Group secures SAF via Neste Impact
Neste Impact offers businesses a solution to reduce their aviation emissions by purchasing Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™. Neste Impact follows a book-and-claim approach and ensures the SAF purchased is used in the aviation sector to replace fossil jet fuel (photo courtesy Neste).

Finland-headed oil refiner and renewable products major Neste Oyj has announced that it will supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Hotelplan Group, a globally active Swiss travel group in the leisure and business travel sector, to enable Hotelplan to expand the use of SAF across the whole group.

Hotelplan purchases unblended, i.e. “neat”, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for a total value of CHF 300,000 via Neste Impact, a solution that enables companies to credibly reduce the carbon footprint of air travel activities.

The purchase of Neste’s SAF is the next step in Hotelplan Group’s broader sustainability strategy, which includes promoting the use of SAF and the removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere via innovative technologies such as direct air capture (DAC).

We don’t yet have all the answers to the issues related to more sustainable development of tourism. However, we are adopting a proactive approach to develop our sustainability strategy, focusing on innovative solutions and actively seeking ways to assume responsibility. SAF is currently only available in limited quantities and is more expensive to produce than conventional jet fuel. By purchasing for the entire Hotelplan Group, we can secure larger volumes of SAF and make it available to our customers. This will also allow us to support the ongoing development and scaling of this innovative technology, said Laura Meyer, CEO of Hotelplan Group.

Flights taken by Hotelplan Group’s customers are the main source of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for 87 percent of such emissions.

The SAF purchase from Neste will help Hotelplan Group expand the availability of SAF to its customers as part of booking trips with flights to enable them to choose to travel more sustainably.

Hotelplan Group also uses SAF for some of its own business trips.

We are excited Hotelplan Group is purchasing SAF via our Neste Impact solution, enabling them to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from their aviation activities and to offer their customers a lower-emission alternative for traveling for business or leisure. Neste Impact provides Hotelplan a solution ensuring emissions are credibly reduced, which is important considering the ever-increasing reporting requirements and public demand for transparency, said Kimmo Salminen, VP of Market Development & Strategy at Neste’s Renewable Products business.

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