Oslo – SAS and Norwegian operate their first commercial flights on SkyNRG Nordic’s bio jet fuel. Today, SAS flies on bio jet fuel from Trondheim to Oslo and Norwegian from Bergen to Oslo. The bio-flights in Norway are done in close cooperation with ZERO and Avinor and are on the occasion of the annual ZERO Emissions Conference.
SkyNRG Nordic, the partnership between SkyNRG and Statoil Fuel & Retail Aviation, has the mission to make the Nordic region the first in the world where all flights are operated on biofuel. Both flights highlight the increased cooperation in the area of bio jet fuel in the Nordic and the willingness to move towards substantial volumes in the coming years.
To catalyze the development of bio jet fuel in the Nordics, SkyNRG established the Fly Green Fund. This fund is set up for corporates in the Nordic that wish to fly more sustainable by operating a part of their staff travel on bio jet fuel. Similar to the KLM Corporate Biofuel Programme, that was co-developed by SkyNRG in 2012, the aim of the Fly Green Fund is to create scale, bridge the current premium for bio jet fuel and to enable investments in the development of sustainable bio jet fuel production from forestry residues and waste in the Nordics.
Source: SkyNRG, press release, 2014-11-12.
Author: Merel Laroy