18 April 2016 at 11 am. (EET)
Neste Renewable Jet Fuel to power KLM flights between Oslo and Amsterdam
Photo: KLM image bank
Earlier this year, Oslo Airport Gardermoen became the world's first airport to offer renewable jet fuel refined by Neste in its hydrant system. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced that it will launch a series of flights with a fuel blend consisting of Neste Renewable Jet Fuel.
"We are very happy that KLM is using Neste Renewable Jet Fuel in dozens of flights from Oslo to Amsterdam. It shows that KLM is a pioneer in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from aviation," says Kaisa Hietala, Executive Vice President of Renewable Products at Neste.
"KLM believes that sustainable biofuel is important for the airline industry. For this reason, we have for some time been cooperating with different partners, including those united within the scope of the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme, to stimulate the development of the market. Our new cooperative relationship with Embraer and Oslo Airport (Avinor) serves to underscore just how important this is," says Boet Kreiken, Managing Director KLM Cityhopper.
Over the next few weeks, KLM will use Neste Renewable Jet Fuel in about 80 flights with the EMBRAER 190 from Oslo to Amsterdam. Embraer will be conducting measurements during these flights to gauge the efficiency of biofuel in comparison with kerosene. For the measuring, the aircraft will be refueled at a separate point.
KLM's current aim is to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% in 2020 - compared to 2011 levels. Measures directed at achieving this include fleet renewal, using sustainable biofuel and increasing flight efficiency.
Neste Renewable Jet Fuel is refined in Porvoo, and meets the requirements of ASTM 7566 for aviation fuels. The fuel is blended at a 50% blend ratio with Jet A1 fuel and transported to Oslo Airport where it is pumped into the airport's existing hydrant system.
Fuel was refined as part of the EU-funded ITAKA project from sustainably produced, 100% certified camelina oil and its use will result greenhouse gas emissions reduction of approximately 47% when compared to fossil jet fuel.
Director, Corporate Communications
Kaisa Hietala, Executive Vice President, Renewable Products Business Area, Neste, tel. +358 10 458 4128
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