7 März 2013

SkyNRG first operator capable of supplying RSB certified jet fuel into wing

Entire supply chain driving the development of sustainable aviation biofuel

SkyNRG, the global market maker in sustainable jet fuel, is the first biofuel operator worldwide with Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) certification for their entire supply chain (“feedstock to flight”). This gives aviation, for the first time ever, the possibility to fly on RSB certified fuel. RSB is the leading multi-stakeholder derived global standard, ensuring that biofuels deliver on their promise of sustainability. SkyNRG is currently the only fuel operator in the world that can deliver RSB certified renewable jet fuel into wing at any airport in the world.

“We are pleased that a full supply chain for RSB certified jet fuel is now available for regular use in commercial aviation,” says Barbara Bramble, Chair of the board for RSB and Head of the International Climate and Energy Program at the National Wildlife Federation, the largest environmental membership group in the US. “Congratulations to SkyNRG for achieving certification under the RSB system, which NWF believes provides the best assurance of biofuels’ sustainability. SkyNRG can now assist airlines around the world to fulfill their pledges to reduce carbon emissions while meeting environmental and social safeguards.”

“Biofuels will be crucial in helping the aviation sector to reduce emissions. But they need to be environmentally and socially sustainable, and avoid negative indirect effects. The RSB standard should play a central role in the aviation sectors efforts aiming to develop a sustainable jet fuel supply. Today, SkyNRG is walking the high road and sets the benchmark for the rest of the industry,” says László Máthé of World Wildlife Fund International.

“To stay on the cutting edge, airlines need a supply of biofuel that they know is certified to deliver on the promise of sustainability. SkyNRG is breaking important new ground and sending a critical market signal to producers that RSB certification is the gold standard,” says Debbie Hammel, Senior Resource Specialist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

“SkyNRG is one of the leaders driving the development of sustainable aviation biofuel supply chains,” says Boeing Managing Director of Environment & Aviation Policy Julie Felgar. “Aviation has placed a high importance on increasing the sustainability of its fuel supply, so by receiving certification through the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels, SkyNRG is achieving an important milestone for itself and for the aviation industry.”

About RSB
The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) is an international multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together farmers, companies, non-governmental organizations, experts, governments, and inter-governmental agencies concerned with ensuring the sustainability of biofuels production and processing. RSB is at the forefront of the renewable energy wave, channelling good intention and solid science into a practical certification program intended to promote best practices and ensure the three core aspects of sustainability – economic, social and environmental – are being met. RSB ensures that biofuels deliver on their promise of sustainability.

About SkyNRG
SkyNRG’s mission is to help create a sustainable future for aviation through actively developing demand and global supply chains for sustainable aviation fuels. SkyNRG is now the world’s market leader for sustainable jet fuel, supplying more than 20 aviation customers on 5 continents in the world. Next to serving airlines directly, SkyNRG actively boosts demand by engaging governments, airports and large corporations to actively join the Fuel Future- leading to the world’s first permanent green aviation routes and the critical scale needed to longer compete with fossil fuel directly. On the supply side, SkyNRG is focussing on developing local supply chains centred around leading airports across the globe (BioPorts). Currently it is already active at 6 BioPort locations in the world.

SkyNRG does not commit to one single feedstock or technology. The sustainability of alternative aviation fuels depends on many factors and has to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To make the right decisions now and in the future, SkyNRG is advised by an independent Sustainability Board, consisting of the Dutch wing of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-NL), Solidaridad, and the Copernicus Institute of Utrecht University. SkyNRG strives for harmonisation on certification of sustainable jet fuel and therefore actively supports the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels.

Source: SkyNRG, press release, 2013-03-07.

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