Jet fuel – or kerosene - is used in all turbine-powered aircraft.
Almost all jet fuels are derived from crude oil in refineries and are manufactured to tightly controlled specifications. Jet fuels typically account for around 6% of total global refinery fuel production
BP supply the jet fuels to commercial and military customers: Jet A-1 conforming to Aviation Fuel Quality Requirements for Jointly Operated Systems (AFQRJOS) and follows stringent Defence Standard 91-091 requirements and ASTM D1655 specifications. Jet A conforming to ASTM D1655 in the US and other specifications such as TS-1 to other markets.
WORLD FIRST – SYNTHETIC KEROSENE TAKES TO THE AIR
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) provides the most promising option available to help the aviation sector reach net-zero emissions. A number of technologies exist for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production from a range of renewable and waste feedstocks.
But it is commonly acknowledged that no single technology or pathway will be capable of meeting the colossal task of delivering the volume of SAF needed globally to replace conventional jet fuel. Synthetic kerosene is produced by combining captured carbon with green hydrogen made from water and renewable power. As the availability of the carbon feedstock is potentially abundant, synthetic kerosene made in this way is viewed as one of the more promising long-term options for production of SAF at the volumes required to help aviation progress towards net-zero emissions.