Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne airport first French airport to make sustainable biofuels available to its users

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VINCI Airports, the Syndicat Mixte de l’Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne (SMACFA) and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, has made sustainable biofuels available to Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne airport users, with Michelin Air Services as its first customer. These biofuels will be provided by Air bp under a fuel contract with VINCI Airports, and are produced from used food oils.

Biofuels are one of the key items of VINCI Airports’ environmental commitment to decarbonize aviation, as demonstrated by its response in July 2020 to the State’s call for expressions of interest on the production of sustainable aeronautical biofuels in France. Biofuels are a decarbonization solution for aviation that can be implemented immediately, before other technological innovations such as hydrogen-powered aircraft are introduced.

As the first airport operator to implement a global environmental strategy, VINCI Airports has been committed since 2015 to a global approach of control and reduction of its environmental impacts. This has resulted in a significant decrease in its carbon footprint (a 22% reduction in gross CO2 emissions between 2018 and 2020 across its network). In parallel, VINCI Airports is committed to prepare tomorrow’s aviation, alongside local authority partners and the industry.

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