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Norway-serving airlines go greener. Oslo Gardermoen is the first airport in the world to offer jet biofuel through the normal supply mechanism. Airplanes that refuel at Oslo Airport now have the option of biofuel produced from the Camelina plant, which contains 35-38% oil, making the plant ideal for biofuels production. “22 January is a red letter day for international aviation. Oslo Airport is now the world’s first major international airport with regular deliveries of jet biofuel,” said Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen.

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Norway-serving airlines go greener

Published on Wednesday, 27th January, 2016 at 20:59 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock.

Oslo Gardermoen is the first airport in the world to offer jet biofuel through the normal supply mechanism.

Plane refuelling at Gardermoen, Norway
Plane refuelling at Gardermoen, Norway
Photo: Oslo Airport


Airplanes that refuel at Oslo Airport now have the option of biofuel produced from the Camelina plant, which contains 35-38% oil, making the plant ideal for biofuels production.

“22 January is a red letter day for international aviation. Oslo Airport is now the world’s first major international airport with regular deliveries of jet biofuel,” said Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen.

BP’s aviation division Air BP supplies the fuel. The company has signed an agreement to deliver 1.25 million litres of fuel to Oslo Airport, with gradual delivery expansion. and to gradually expand on delivery.

Airlines KLM, Lufthansa, and SAS are contributing to a demand by entering the agreement with Air BP. This will boost production rate and delivery of fuel, which will help in making bio jet fuel commercially viable.

“Biofuel is one of the few alternatives we have at our disposal today that can help achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from aviation, provided that the biofuel is produced in a sustainable manner,” Vidar Helgesen, Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment remarked.

Carriers that participate in the scheme will be rewarded with lower CO2 taxes on domestic flights in Norway. Biofuel is costlier to produce than fossil jet fuel, but prices are expected to drop as demand rises.

Supplier Air BP will receive the first delivery of jet biofuel from Finland-based company Neste Porvoo via SkyNrg, which specialises in procuring and delivering biofuel.

“Norway is committed to the transition to a low-emission society. I am pleased that the aviation sector wants to participate in the adjustment, as evidenced by the initiative taken by [airports authority] Avinor and Air BP,” commented Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen.

Two airlines say that they have already commenced work on cutting down on their CO2 emissions.

KLM aims to reduce these by 20% in 2020 by using biofuel. SAS continues with their emissions-reducing endeavour, and have cut a total of around 15% since 2000.

Moreover, the EU’s target is for 3.5% of all aviation fuel to be biofuel by 2020.

“We are extremely pleased that we can offer jet biofuel at Oslo Airport. This is in line with climate objectives set by both Avinor and the aviation sector. We hope that this will inspire other airports to follow suit, so that we can all work towards a common goal of climate-neutral aviation,” Avinor CEO Dag Falk-Petersen stated.



Published on Wednesday, 27th January, 2016 at 20:59 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock.

This post has the following tags: biofuel, planes, oslo, travel, c02, greenhousegases, climatechange.





  
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