ETRAVELI GROUP NEWEST MEMBER OF SKYNRG’s BOARD NOW PROGRAM
Through SkyNRG’s Board Now program Etraveli Group flies its staff on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF);
this 5-year commitment brings a strong reduction of business air travel CO2 emissions.
Stockholm, January 30th, 2020 – Etraveli Group is the newest member of SkyNRG’s Board Now program. Board Now offers corporates the opportunity to fly on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), reducing companies own business air travel emissions while also contributing to the development of the first dedicated sustainable aviation fuel production plant in Europe. Board Now is the world’s first program that enables a coalition of leaders to contribute directly to the development of the SAF industry.
Mathias Hedlund, CEO of Etraveli Group says, “We are proud to join SkyNRG’s Board Now program and support the development of more production capacity for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). With this commitment Etraveli Group leads by example and will be able to fly our own employees on SAF. Together we are working towards a sustainable future for travel.”
Theye Veen, Managing Director at SkyNRG. “Today’s announcement marks another important step in the decarbonisation of air travel. We are proud that Etraveli Group signed up as our newest member to Board Now and we believe this sets an example for other international organizations with a carbon footprint from business travel or cargo. Commitments like these are crucial in order to scale up the SAF industry and take the development of sustainable fuel worldwide to the next level.”
The Board Now program is an exciting step in that journey. The 5-year program allows Etraveli Group, known for brands like Gotogate.com, Flightnetwork.com, MyTrip.com and Flygresor.se, to contribute directly to the development of the SAF industry. Part of the investment will be used by SkyNRG to cover the price difference between SAF and conventional jet fuel.
CO2 reduction of 85%
The new SAF production plant will produce 100,000 tonnes of SAF annually: a CO2 reduction of over 270,000 tonnes a year for the aviation industry. The raw materials used for production are waste and residue streams, such as used cooking oil, coming from predominantly regional industries. Using SAF can result in an 85% reduction of CO2 emissions in the airline industry. The use of SAF will also contribute to a significant decrease in ultra-fine particles and sulphur emissions. SAF is the necessary option the commercial aviation industry has to reduce CO2 emissions.
Sustainable fuel meets the highest sustainability standards
SkyNRG’s independent Sustainability Board advises on whether the fuel meets the highest sustainability standards. The Board includes representatives from WWF International, the European Climate Foundation, the Solidaridad Network and the University of Groningen. Furthermore, the sustainability of the chain and related products ensured through certification by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the highest possible certification standard for sustainable fuels.
About the Etraveli Group
Etraveli Group is a global platform for flights and air technology, with a presence on all continents. Focused on offering the best possible flight content and air tech solutions to the consumer and any company facing the consumer, they are currently active in 77 countries with brands such as Gotogate, Mytrip, Flightnetwork, TripStack and the price comparison site Flygresor.se. The headquarters are located in Uppsala, and the group have offices in Athens, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Stockholm, Gothenburg, and in several cities in India, as well as outsourced operations in India and China. Since 2017, private-equity firm CVC Capital Partners owns Etraveli Group.
For further information please visit: https://www.etraveligroup.com/
About Board Now
Board Now – an initiative of SkyNRG – brings together a coalition of forward-thinking companies that want to make sustainable air travel the new standard. Members commit to flying on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), thereby reducing their travel emissions and supporting the growth of an industry that provides an alternative to fossil fuels. With the coalition of corporate leaders, we secure demand for SAF and thereby attract investors to finance new SAF production capacity. Once a plant is up and running, the coalition members will be able to fly their staff or products on SAF and we will move on to build the next. Together, we enable the energy transition in aviation. One production plant at a time.
For further information please visit: www.boardnow.org
SkyNRG is a global leader for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Having supplied over 30 airlines across the world, it is our mission to make SAF the new global standard. SkyNRG sources, blends and distributes SAF, guarantees sustainability throughout the supply chain and helps to co-fund any price gap over conventional jet fuel. At the same time, SkyNRG focuses on developing regional SAF supply chains -e.g., the first European dedicated SAF production plant, DSL-01, that offer a real sustainable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels. To ensure we make the right decisions regarding the sustainability of our operations, projects and products, SkyNRG is structurally advised by an independent Sustainability Board, which includes representatives from WWF International, the European Climate Foundation, Solidaridad Network and the University of Groningen. Also, SkyNRG’s operations are certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the highest possible certification standard for sustainable fuels.
For further information please visit: www.skynrg.com.
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