Through its partnership with Tomorrow’s Air, Bella Coola Heli Sports is funding an order for 6,000 liters of sustainable aviation fuel which will be sent to a Helsinki Airport, Singapore Changi Airport, or Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – locations in which sustainable aviation fuel producer Neste has direct access to the fuel system. This will result in a ~14.4 ton reduction in carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere and represent a 1.25% reduction in Bella Coola Heli Sports’ emissions for the current operating year.
Leading by example, Bella Coola Heli Sports’ investment marks an important first step towards achieving their emissions reduction target of 10% by 2030 and aims for net-zero operations by 2050.
“More than most businesses, we are impacted by climate change and are acutely aware that this impact is accelerating,” remarked Beat Steiner, owner of Bella Coola Heli Sports. “Shorter winter seasons and melting glaciers are restricting our ability to run ski programs, while our summer season faces threats from uncontrolled wildfires and extreme rain-induced flooding. Fighting climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions globally is our generation's biggest challenge and we are delighted to include an investment in sustainable aviation fuel alongside our other emission reduction efforts.”
Sustainable aviation fuel or SAF, is a biofuel that can be used to power aircraft. It can be made from a variety of renewable sources (feedstocks); the sustainable aviation fuel offered through Tomorrow’s Air is produced by Finnish supplier Neste. It is made from sustainably sourced, 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials like used cooking oil and animal fat waste. All Neste suppliers are required to commit to its Supplier Code of Conduct, which includes criteria on climate, environment, human and labor rights, and ethical business conduct.
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the use of sustainable aviation fuels was only 0.1% of the total jet fuel demand in 2022 so action is needed to ramp-up SAF production. Regulatory and policy support for SAF production expansion are important but will take time. Consumers have the opportunity to help accelerate SAF scale-up today, and this is where Tomorrow’s Air comes in. With a mission of educating, inspiring, and mobilizing travel to help expand the use of necessary innovations such as sustainable aviation fuel, Tomorrow’s Air is making it easy for businesses like BCHS to purchase sustainable aviation fuel and educate their travelers and partners about its benefits.
Click here to learn more about sustainable aviation fuel and why BCHS chose Tomorrow’s Air and Neste for its sustainable aviation fuel.
Supporting climate education and adding SAF to your company’s sustainability strategy is easy with Tomorrow’s Air. Inquire about making a contribution or design a custom partnership today:www.tomorrowsair.com/get-in-touch.