SkyNRG serves first Asia Pacific passenger flight on sustainable jet fuel: THAI Airways
SkyNRG, the Amsterdam based market maker in sustainable jet fuel will supply Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) for the first passenger biofuel flight in Asia. The special flight TG8421 is scheduled to depart from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport today, Wednesday 21 December.
SkyNRG has already contracted more than 10 airline customers covering all continents in the world. THAI is SkyNRG’s first Asia Pacific customer and sixth publicly announced airline customer after KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Finnair, Thomson Airways, Air-France and Alaska Airlines.
THAI and SkyNRG also signed a statement together indicating their long term commitment to actively participate in creating a market for sustainable jet fuel that is affordable.
Mr. Piyasvasti Amranand, President of THAI states: “THAI believes sustainable jet fuel will play an important role in the transition to a sustainable future for aviation and is willing do its part. We intend to make sustainable jet fuel an integral part of our strategy. We support the SkyNRG “market making” business model of demand aggregation. Structural demand for sustainable jet fuel will translate into stakeholder engagement and lower prices in the (near) future”
“We think the Asia Pacific continent has great potential to give a critical boost towards making the market for sustainable jet fuel that is affordable. In this roadmap THAI has made a fantastic step today. But there is a lot more to come in this continent and we are determined to be there when that happens” says Dirk Kronemeijer, Managing Director SkyNRG.
SkyNRG’s mission is to help create a sustainable future for aviation through actively developing a sustainable production chain for alternative aviation fuels. Today the market for these fuels is just emerging; SkyNRG is taking the first steps to make it a reality.
After two years of research and development the company has created a one-stop shop for airlines integrating the complete supply chain for sustainable jet fuels. From feedstock-to-flight, the supply chain covers elements such as strict selection of sustainable feedstock, refining contracts, distribution to any airport in the world, quality assurance, in to plane fuel service, insurance, marketing and project (co) funding with airports and end customers.
SkyNRG does not commit to one single feedstock or technology. The sustainability of alternative aviation fuels depends on many factors and has to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To make the right decisions now and in the future, SkyNRG is advised by an independent Sustainability Board, consisting of the Dutch wing of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-NL), Solidaridad, and the Copernicus Institute of Utrecht University. Next to that, SkyNRG strives for harmonisation on certification of sustainable jet fuel and therefore actively supports the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels.