AMSTERDAM, May 20, 2021 – SkyNRG – pioneer and leader in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) – is pleased to announce that it has joined the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Innovators Community, a select and invitation-only group of the world’s most innovative and impactful start-ups and scale-ups.
As a Member of the Global Innovators Community, SkyNRG will actively engage in the Forum’s efforts to advance worldwide collaboration serving to benefit global society. With a focus on engagement in the “Shaping the Future of Mobility” Platform, SkyNRG will continue to fortify its contribution to the Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition (CST). Together with the coalition, SkyNRG aims to co-develop, pilot and scale policy, financial and market-based measures that accelerate investment into, production and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels globally.
“In our mission to make SAF the global standard, we believe collaborations across the value chain are key. Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition brings an unparalleled opportunity to interact with the world’s top leaders and experts to advance SAF development,” comments, SkyNRG Managing Director Theye Veen. “We are honored to further strengthen our collaboration with the Forum by joining the Global Innovators Community. We look forward to engaging with business leaders and policymakers around the world to continue to shape the future of mobility through SAF.”
“The World Economic Forum is happy to have SkyNRG join our Global Innovators Community,” says Christoph Wolff, Head of Mobility at the World Economic Forum. “We are delighted to engage SkyNRG in our platform’s work, in particular in our Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition, in which SkyNRG can make important contributions as a pioneer for Sustainable Aviation Fuel.”
SkyNRG will continue to pursue innovative endeavors in line with the Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition’s mission, such as the Board Now SAF program for corporate travel and air freight.
SkyNRG is a pioneer and global leader in sustainable aviation fuel with the industry’s biggest dedicated sustainable aviation fuel team. We aim to replace fossil kerosene with SAFs, driven by sustainable practices throughout the supply chain. We are always following a technology-agnostic approach focus on analyzing, developing, and executing SAF production projects by creating investment-grade business cases. -e.g., our own dedicated SAF production plant, DSL-01.
We source, produce, blend, and distribute SAF. We guarantee sustainability throughout the supply chain, and develop customer programs -e.g., the Board Now program, to help co-fund the price gap over conventional jet fuel. Simultaneously, these programs offer organizations a practical solution to curtail carbon emissions from their business air travel or air cargo.
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, including WWF International, the European Climate Foundation, Solidaridad Network, and the University of Groningen representatives. SkyNRG’s operations are also certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the highest possible certification standard for sustainability.
About the Global Innovators Community
The Global Innovators Community is a group of the world’s most promising start-ups and scale-ups that are at the forefront of technological and business model innovation. The World Economic Forum provides the Global Innovators Community with a platform to engage with public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome current crises and build future resiliency. Companies who are invited to become Global Innovators will engage with one or more of the Forum’s Platforms as relevant, to help define the global agenda on key issues. If your company is interested in becoming a Global Innovator, please get in touch here.
The World Economic Forum is a not-for-profit foundation with headquarters in Geneva that engages the foremost political, business, cultural, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests.
About the Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition
The Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition was established in January 2019 at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, and officially launched in September at the UN Climate Week. It provides a crucial mechanism for top executives and public leaders, across the aviation value chain, to align on a transition to sustainable aviation fuels as part of a meaningful and proactive pathway for the industry to achieve carbon-neutral flying.
The coalition’s mission is to co-develop, pilot and scale policy, financial and market-based measures that accelerate investment into, production and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels globally.