aireg and its members are delighted to announce and welcome BP Europa SE as the most recent member of the initiative.
BP is a globally leading energy company and with Air BP one of the world’s leading suppliers of aviation fuel products and services; fueling over 6000 flights a day at around 850 locations.
For BP, the continued development and commercialization of sustainable aviation fuel is central to helping its customers meet the IATA target of a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, compared to 2005 levels.
Chairman of the aireg board, Siegfried Knecht, made the following statement: “We are extremely happy that, as a leading aviation fuel supplier, BP has allowed us to welcome them as our newest member. Working closely together, we will be able to pursue our shared goal of promoting the development and commercialization of sustainable aviation fuels and thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We are committed to advancing a cleaner and more sustainable aviation.”
On behalf of BP Europa SE, Jürgen Kuper, Air BP general manager Continental Europe, explained: “Aviation biofuels are playing an increasingly important role in the development of energy and climate policy. At Air BP, we welcome policies which promote the development of sustainable and low carbon biofuels and are developing innovative solutions to shape the future of the industry, together with our customers. We look forward to forging a sustainable future for aviation in Germany alongside aireg.”
About BP Europa SE
In Germany alone, BP Europa SE employs around 4600 people and operates the second largest refinery system in the country. With approximately 30 million tonnes of mineral oil products from the Aral, BP, and Castrol brands, the company fulfills almost a quarter of annual domestic demand. In the aviation fuel sector, Air BP is present at more than 40 German airports—making it a leading supplier. Air BP supplies the entire spectrum of airports, from large international airports, such as Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, or Munich, to small airports for private jets.
About aireg e.V.
aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V. was founded in 2011 as an association of companies and organizations from industry, research and science. As a non-profit initiative, aireg is committed to the availability and use of renewable energies in aviation in order to achieve the ambitious CO₂ reduction targets of the aviation industry. The members come from all areas of the value chain of renewable energies for aviation: This ranges from research at universities and large research institutions, plant manufacturers and operators, biorefineries, the petroleum industry, engine and aircraft manufacturers, government organizations, non-governmental organizations and airports to airlines. The industrial members cover a broad international spectrum from start-ups to large corporations.
BP Europa SE
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