Aviation

16 12, 2014

Unique partnership between airport, airlines and fuel suppliers sees Oslo become first hub for biofuel flights

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Oslo is to become the first airport to supply regular commercial deliveries of blended sustainable aviation biofuel to airlines. From March 2015, the SkyNRG partnership with Statoil Aviation will provide 2.5 million litres of biofuel annually to the airport under a unique agreement with the airport’s operator, Avinor. SAS, KLM and the Lufthansa Group of carriers serving Oslo are the first to participate in the initiative, which is open to all airlines. The amount of biofuel corresponds to using it in a 50% blend with conventional fuel on around 3,000 flights between Oslo and Bergen, although Lufthansa and its […]

12 11, 2014

SAS & Norwegian Use Biofuel from SkyNRG

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SAS and Norwegian operate their first commercial flights on SkyNRG Nordic’s bio jet fuel. Today, SAS flies on bio jet fuel from Trondheim to Oslo and Norwegian from Bergen to Oslo. The bio-flights in Norway are done in close cooperation with ZERO and Avinor and are on the occasion of the annual ZERO Emissions Conference.

SkyNRG Nordic, the partnership between SkyNRG and Statoil Fuel & Retail Aviation, has the mission to make the Nordic region the first in the world where all flights are operated on biofuel. Both flights highlight the increased cooperation in the area of […]

12 11, 2014

SAS and Norwegian flights mark ambitious plans for ramping up biofuel production in Nordic countries

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In a further move to establish a market in the Nordic region for sustainable aviation biofuels, airlines SAS and Norwegian yesterday operated commercial flights using biojet fuel supplied by the partnership formed between SkyNRG and aviation fuel supplier Statoil. The internal flights from Trondheim to Oslo by SAS and from Bergen to Oslo by Norwegian were conducted in cooperation with Norway’s airport operator Avinor to coincide with the Zero Emission Conference in Oslo. The biojet fuel, forming 48% of the blend, was sourced from used cooking oil but the aim is to develop sustainable fuels from local forestry residues […]

16 10, 2014

Pieter Elbers appointed President and CEO of KLM, replacing Camiel Eurlings

By |October 16th, 2014|Aviation|0 Comments|

In view of the expiry of his current term in April 2015, Camiel Eurlings has decided in joint consultation with the KLM Supervisory Board to withdraw with immediate effect as President and CEO in order to pave the way for his successor.

“The KLM Supervisory Board would like to thank Camiel Eurlings for his contributions during the four years of his tenure at KLM. We wish Pieter Elbers much success with the new challenges involved in his new position.”
Hans Smits, Chairman of the KLM Supervisory Board.

“KLM is and always will remain a fantastic company, where I have had the pleasure […]

16 10, 2014

Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment joins the SkyNRG & KLM Corporate Programme

By |October 16th, 2014|Aviation, CSR|0 Comments|

From today, the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment will fly a percentage of it’s flights on sustainable biofuel.

At the Schiphol annual dinner Wilma Mansveld, Secretary of State for the Environment, stated: “More and more aircraft are being built with quieter and more fuel-efficient engines. But, because the global airline industry continues to grow, other measures have to be implemented. Flying on sustainable biofuels is one of them. KLM occupies a pioneering position in this field, of which we may be proud.”

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16 10, 2014

Ethiad Booming

By |October 16th, 2014|Aviation|0 Comments|

Etihad Airways, which plans to buy a 49 % stake in struggling Alitalia, said third-quarter revenue rose 29 % due to passenger and cargo growth. The airline earned revenue of USD$1.8 billion in the three months ending September. Etihad does not report profit. Revenue from code-share and equity partners was $352 million in the third quarter.

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10 10, 2014

Clear skies for aviation industry, turbulence ahead for EU airlines

By |October 10th, 2014|Aviation|0 Comments|

The business outlook for civil aviation is looking bright thanks mainly to rising Asian demand for aircraft. But airlines are expected to have a harder time, with tougher competition in Europe leading to a consolidation of the sector, according to the latest industry forecast.

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10 10, 2014

Pilot Strike Cost Air France-KLM $632

By |October 10th, 2014|Aviation|0 Comments|

Air France-KLM has put the total cost of last month’s two-week pilots strike at EUR €500 million (USD$632 million), enough to wipe more than a fifth off the group’s estimated full-year core profit. Air France in July revised down its target for 2014 EBITDA earnings from EUR€2.5 billion to between EUR€2.2 billion and EUR€2.3 billion.

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2 10, 2014

US Carriers Redcue Fuel Costs

By |October 2nd, 2014|Aviation|0 Comments|

U.S. airlines’ fuel saving program is just one example of how higher oil prices over the last decade have transformed transportation, and led to demand destruction which is likely to prove permanent. Most of the fuel economies which have been implemented in the last decade will not be undone, even if oil prices fall.

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2 10, 2014

Southwest Airlines agrees to purchase three million gallons per year of renewable jet fuel sourced from forest residues

By |October 2nd, 2014|Aviation|0 Comments|

Southwest Airlines has entered into an agreement with Colorado-based Red Rock Biofuels (RRB) to purchase around three million gallons per year of renewable jet biofuel that will be blended and used at the low-cost carrier’s San Francisco Bay Area operations. First deliveries are due to start in 2016 and RRB says it will be able to provide its product at cost parity with conventional jet fuel. RRB has just secured a $70 million federal grant to help fund the building of a $200 million refinery in Oregon that will produce jet fuel, diesel and naphtha from forestry residues sourced […]

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Sustainable jet fuels are produced from sustainable feedstocks like waste streams and non-food energy crops.

These fuels offer the single largest opportunity to reduce emissions, while ensuring long term fuel security for the aviation sector.

Sustainable jet fuel blends can be referred to as ‘drop-in’ fuels, because they have the ability to be used without any changes made to the infrastructure, such as distribution and engine fuel systems.
What are Sustainable Jet Fuels?
The aviation industry is the world’s fasted growing transport sector and responsible for approximately 2,5 % of the global manmade CO2 emissions. Even with efficiency measures taken, this figure is expected to rise to 4 – 4.5 per cent by 2050, without any mitigation.

One of the biggest challenges in reducing this impact is to look for solutions that preserve the sectors social benefits, while maintaining its growth.

99% of an airline’s emissions comes from the combustion of jet fuel. Energy sources like solar, electric and hydrogen do not offer an alternative as aviation will be relying on high density liquid energy carriers for the coming decades. Therefore, sustainable jet fuels are viewed as the best opportunity to reduce carbon emissions.

For more information on Sustainable jet fuel, you can read SkyNRG’s White Paper on Sustainable Jet Fuel.
Rationale for Sustainable Jet fuel
In every decision that we make, we follow the vision on sustainable fuels, set by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in the Energy Vision 2050.:

Sustainable biofuels:
• Exhibit minimal impact on biodiversity
• Meet a sustainability standard with respect to land, water, and energy use
• Do not displace or compete with food crops
• Provide a positive socioeconomic impact.

To ensure the sustainability of our fuels, we have established various measures and important partnerships:

SkyNRG has installed an independent Sustainability Board, consisting of the Dutch wing of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-NL), Solidaridad and the Copernicus Institute of the University of Utrecht that advises us on all feedstock and technology decisions.

SkyNRG is a member of the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials.

We are in continuous dialogue with local and global NGOs to make sure we do not miss important issues in respect to the feedstock we w(want to) use and fuel we make

To learn more about SkyNRG’s approach to sustainability, visit our sustainability page.
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