Green sky thinking in Scandinavia
26 / 01 / 2016
SAS, KLM and Lufthansa are taking part in a biofuel trial at Oslo Gardermoen airport, the first international gateway where biofuel is regularly available on a regular basis, says airport operator Avinor.
The three carriers have signed a purchase agreement with fuel supplier Air BP, in the hope that it will encourage the production and delivery of the fuel and help make bio jet fuel commercially viable.
Biofuel is currently produced in small quantities and is more expensive than fossil jet fuel, but as demand increases, prices are expected to fall.
Executive vice president sales and marketing at SAS, Eivind Roald, said: “When we invest in the latest aviation technology, it helps to reduce emissions that have an impact on the climate, but if we are to achieve a more rapid and large-scale reduction in the impact of aircraft on the climate, then the delivery of biofuel is the most important step to take.”
SAS says that renewal of its aircraft fleet and other climate efficiency work in the air and on the ground have reduced its total CO2 emissions by around 15% since 2005, at a time when traffic has increased significantly.