Neste establishes a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply chain to Changi Airport

by | May 18, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, News

Neste establishes a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply chain to Changi Airport


This week, Neste cemented their position as the world’s leading SAF producer after opening the Singapore refinery expansion. The endeavour doubled production capacity in Singapore, bringing the refinery’s total capacity to 2.6 million tons annually of which up to one million tons can be SAF.

In yesterday’s press release Matti Lehmus, President and CEO of Neste said:

“We celebrate today our Singapore refinery expansion opening with our customers, partners and employees. This marks another important milestone in our renewables growth strategy execution. The completion of the construction of the refinery is a remarkable achievement given the complexity of the project and as it was carried out during a global pandemic.”

Neste is working hand in hand with the aviation industry to hit the net-zero emissions by 2050 target. One way this is being executed is via a “global network of airports” from which SAF can be supplied directly into aircraft. Neste’s network already connects with San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX) in the U.S., Amsterdam (AMS) in the Netherlands, Helsinki Airport (HEL) in Finland, and Singapore’s Changi Airport will provide a key base in APAC.

Singapore is a leading aviation hub in the region and Neste’s establishment of an integrated SAF supply chain to Changi Airport will amplify the Finnish company’s reach. Sami Jauhiainen, acting Executive Vice President for the Renewable Aviation business unit of Neste explained the supply chain will:

“Make our product available to an increasing number of regional and international airlines. The neat SAF is produced at our refinery located in the Tuas area of Singapore, then blended together with conventional fossil jet fuel and certified to meet jet fuel specifications at the blending terminal in Singapore, and finally delivered to our customers at Changi Airport.”

Watch an interview with Sami Jauhiainen, Vice President Asia-Pacific at Neste on SAF in the APAC region. The conversation covers challenges, regional partnerships, global differences, and more.