19 03, 2015

SkyNRG & KLM in Amsterdam magazine – The innovation issue!

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KLM’s biofuel strategy and the KLM CBP was featured in AMS Magazine. The magazine highlights many innovate aspects of the city of Amsterdam and is widely distributed among a broad business community. Scroll to page 26, 27 and 28 to read the article.

23 02, 2015

Eerste oogst vliegtuigtabak Zuid-Afrika

By |February 23rd, 2015|SkyNRG|0 Comments|

Boeing, South African Airlines en het Nederlandse SkyNRG werken aan biobrandstof van tabak. Zuid-Afrikaanse boeren zijn bezig met de eerste oogst van de speciaal ontwikkelde plant.

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16 12, 2014

Vliegen op ‘tabakkerosine’ dichterbij

By |December 16th, 2014|Aviation, CSR, SkyNRG|0 Comments|

Vliegen op kerosine gewonnen uit tabak, die mogelijkheid komt steeds dichterbij. In Zuid-Afrika is de industriële fase ingeluid van een geheel nieuw procedé om uit tabaksplanten duurzame vliegtuigbrandstof te halen.

”Toen wij begonnen, werd het opgevat als een 1 aprilgrap”, zei Joost van Lier, directeur van de Zuid-Afrikaanse vestiging van Sunchem, het Italiaanse biotechnische bedrijf dat een nieuwe variant kweekte van de tabaksplant. Die plant, de Solaris, bevat geen nicotine maar wel plantaardige olie. Die kan als basis dienen voor de productie van duurzame kerosine die een reductie van 80 procent op de uitstoot van CO2 garandeert.

Het Nederlandse bedrijf SKyNRG, […]

16 12, 2014

Bio-fuel project could clean up aviation industry

By |December 16th, 2014|CSR, SkyNRG|0 Comments|

A new bio-fuel project could be the world’s answer to reducing carbon emissions in the aviation industry by up to 50%.

Project Solaris is a scientific initiative by the aviation and farming industries, which sees bio-fuel seeds being harvested at former tobacco farms. A pilot project of this initiative has been launched in Marblehall, Limpopo.

The project is a culmination of scientific research that’s been years in the making. Starting at farms, the Solaris bio-fuel producing seed is planted and then harvested. The seed then gets crushed and refined with the end product being bio-fuel.

The fuel is sustainable for use by […]

16 12, 2014

SkyNRG, Boeing, South African Airways Look to First Harvest of Energy-Rich Tobacco to Make Sustainable Aviation Biofuel

By |December 16th, 2014|Aviation, SkyNRG|0 Comments|

MARBLE HALL, South Africa, Dec. 9, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] and South African Airways (SAA) announced today that South African farmers will soon harvest their first crop of energy-rich tobacco plants,
an important step towards using the plants to make sustainable aviation biofuel.
Boeing and SAA, along with partners SkyNRG and Sunchem SA, also officially launched Project Solaris, their collaborative effort to develop an aviation biofuel supply chain with a nicotine-free tobacco plant called Solaris. In Limpopo province, company representatives and industry stakeholders visited commercial and community farms where 123 acres (50 hectares) of Solaris have been planted.
Oil from the plant’s […]

16 12, 2014

Tobacco Biofuel Sneaks Past Global Petro-Chicken Match

By |December 16th, 2014|SkyNRG, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The oil industry has been duking it out in a global match of petro-chicken and as a result, the price of oil is falling off a cliff. While we wait to see which oil companies survive the shakeout, Boeing, for one, isn’t waiting around for the inevitable price spike to hit. The aviation giant is still going gung-ho after aviation biofuel, and this time its sights are set squarely on tobacco.

That would be the South African company Sunchem SA’s proprietary nicotine-free “energy tobacco,” Solaris. We just checked into the Boeing-Sunchem tobacco biofuel hookup last summer, so let’s take a […]

16 12, 2014

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

By |December 16th, 2014|Aviation, CSR, SkyNRG, Supply-chain initiatives|0 Comments|

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

SkyNRG Nordic supplies biofuel to SAS and Norwegian

By |November 12th, 2014|SkyNRG, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Oslo – 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 bio […]

12 11, 2014

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

By |November 12th, 2014|Aviation, SkyNRG|0 Comments|

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 […]

29 09, 2014

Now that’s a high fryer! Finnair uses biofuel made from recycled COOKING OIL to power flight from Helsinki to New York

By |September 29th, 2014|SkyNRG|0 Comments|

Finland’s largest airline is asking customers to fry with them as it becomes the latest carrier to use a mix of recycled cooking oil and jet fuel to power a long-distance flight.
Finnair is using the biofuel to drive the engines of an Airbus A330 aircraft on a nine-hour demonstration flight from Helsinki to New York on Tuesday. Finnair’s biofuel mixture is being provided by SkyNRG Nordic, a joint venture between SkyNRG and Statoil Aviation, and is partly manufactured with cooking oil from restaurants.

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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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