Air BP is launching its new Environmental Solutions offering at EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 24-26. The comprehensive service is made up of a number of elements supporting a best practice carbon reduction framework and aims to help mitigate carbon impact across the aviation sector with a ‘reduce, replace, neutralize’ approach to carbon management.
The new Environmental Solutions package offers operators, airports and FBOs tailor-made solutions that enable them to achieve a reduction in carbon emissions that can increase efficiency and enhance their reputation. The full offering includes the supply of Air BP Biojet as an alternative aviation fuel that offers a minimum carbon emission of 35%.
Air BP continues to develop and supply unleaded Avgas and is currently rolling out a number of European UL91 locations where demand is high. A suite of technical services provides a variety of tools designed to make infrastructure facilities more efficient. These include stop-start technology, waste management, electric vehicles and state-of-the-art flow switches to replace facilities creating carbon.
A carbon reduction and management program, delivered in partnership with BP Target Neutral, allows aviation stakeholders to calculate and offset emissions. The emissions are offset via rigorously selected environmental projects that have been proved to deliver socio-economic and environmental benefits. Finally, BP’s emissions trading department helps companies comply with carbon cap and trade schemes, which can achieve cost certainty through hedging of future allowance exposure.
“Air BP is committed to the aviation industry’s efforts to achieve its ambitious environmental targets,” said Norbert Kamp, chief commercial officer, Air BP. “The launch of the Environmental Solutions offer at EBACE demonstrates that Air BP is focused on supporting the business aviation sector in meeting the target of a 50% reduction in total emissions by 2050 relative to 2015. The new offering is a win-win situation. Not only is it good for the environment, but it is good for business too. It gives our customers the tools to help reduce their carbon footprint while improving efficiency. We believe it will be very well received.”
Air BP aims to become carbon neutral in its own operations and anticipates it will achieve certified carbon neutrality status (PAS2060) by summer 2016.