London Oxford, the UK’s fifth largest airport in terms of business aviation movements, has introduced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) through fuel provider World Fuel Services

The airport is offering customers flexibility with its SAF purchasing with options for 30% or (less costly) 10% blends.  Sourced from Neste in Ghent, Belgium, the SAF is added to existing Jet A1 static tanks on its fuel farm, reducing the cost and complexity. Each 34,000-litre delivery is a blend of biofuel with conventional jet fuel, but the precise percentage will differ each time, depending on what feedstock was used; chemicals added and in what proportions.

New tenant OXCCU, a spin-out from Oxford University, is also readying its synthetic aviation fuel facility to open in August, anticipating an anticipated 50% lower capital cost versus other e-fuel production methods.  Its OXEFUEL takes atmospheric carbon dioxide and combines it with hydrogen.  Using its bespoke and unique catalysts and reactors, OXCCU plans to turn H2 and CO2 into long chain hydrocarbons.

Adding to the airport’s future technology drive is Qdot Technology, another Oxford University spin-out.  It specialises in hybrid powerplants for future eVTOL and UAV aircraft, drawing on its expertise in heat transfer technology with hydrogen fuel cells. 

London Oxford Airport is wholly owned by the Reuben Brothers. It has been one of the fastest growing airports for private business aviation in the United Kingdom over the last ten years. 

World Fuel Services will supply SAF
World Fuel Services will supply SAF London Oxford Airport