There is currently very little dedicated sustainable jet fuel production capacity in the world. It’s a specialty product, with a high price. To bring down the cost price of sustainable jet fuel we need scale. So our main long term effort lies on increasing production capacity. We are teaming up with airlines and airports around the world to create the structure and the market pull that will enable regional sustainable jet fuel supply chains to get financed and built. We call these regional supply chains “BioPorts”.
Our Bioport model is based on a regional approach. This way the benefits can go well beyond carbon reduction. We see energy security, reduced price volatility, (potential) development of local communities and rural areas, adding value to (marginal) lands and economic growth as main drivers to engage a broader group of stakeholders (e.g. governments, farmers, investors, NGOs).
For a Bioport we use the feedstock that makes most sense for the region and we will engage with the right conversion technology and partner. As long as the end product meets the technical specifications and our sustainability criteria are met we are willing to consider any feedstock/technology combination.
The Karlstad BioPort project was started due to significant interest of Karlstad Airport to make their business more sustainable. Karlstad Airport, The Paper Province, SP Processum, and SkyNRG Nordic, joined forces to realize a reliable supply of sustainable jet fuel to Karlstad Airport and possibly to surrounding airports (ARN, OSL, GOZ).
In June 2014, a Bio Jet Fuel station was established at Karlstad Airport, that supplies a blend of sustainable jet fuel to all commercial flights departing from the airport. The set-up of this facility is the first step to accelerate the adoption of sustainable jet fuel in the region and creates momentum for the development of sustainable jet fuel production, using locally available feedstock from the forestry industry.