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Stockholm Arlanda Airport takes first delivery of biojet

Swedavia has taken its first sustainable aviation fuel delivery at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN), Sweden. Supplied by SkyNRG together with Air BP it marked the start of deliveries of sustainable aviation fuel through the Fly Green Fund. Furthermore, it is supplied into the conventional refuelling infrastructure at the airport.

Richard Bokström refuelling biojet to flight SK1419, an Airbus A320 Neo that departed from Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport (CPH) today (photo courtesy Victoria Ström).

Richard Bokström refuelling biojet to flight SK1419, an Airbus A320 Neo that departed from Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport (CPH) today (photo courtesy Victoria Ström).

Just before New Year’s Eve, Swedavia, a company that owns, runs and develops ten airports across Sweden, received its first sustainable aviation fuel at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN), Sweden. It marked the start of deliveries of sustainable aviation fuel through the Fly Green Fund, a Nordic initiative founded by SkyNRG, NISA and Karlstad Airport that enables organisations and individuals to reduce their carbon footprint by flying on sustainable aviation fuel.

Swedavia is the first corporate in the world buying sustainable aviation fuel for all their business flights through Fly Green Fund. Swedavia has bought 450 tonnes biojet fuel via Fly Green Fund at a cost of SEK 7.5 million (≈ EUR 784 437). The amount of biojet is equal to the amount of fuel used 2016 for Svedavia’s business flights. Swedavia joined Fly Green Fund as launching partner two years ago and also became a corporate customer of Fly Green Fund.

– We at Swedavia want to lead the way and help increase the demand for aviation biofuel, said Lena Wennberg, Director Environment for Swedavia in a statement.

Premiere for conventional refuelling of biojet

SkyNRG, a company that sources, blends and distributes sustainable aviation fuel, organised the biojet deliveries to Arlanda Airport for Fly Green Fund, in which now also SAS, KLM and EFS are partners.

– It is great to see that so much is happening in the Nordics. After founding the Fly Green Fund two years ago and after a lot of ground work, this is a huge result thanks to Swedavia. It is a good example that airports are perfectly positioned to support the development of sustainable aviation fuels, said Theye Veen, CFO for SkyNRG.

The biojet is produced by AltAir Fuels in the US and supplied by SkyNRG and Air BP via the common fuel infrastructure running to and at the airport. SAS flight SK1419, which departed at 10:00 to Copenhagen today, is unique from a different perspective. This is the first time that biofuel has been handled in the conventional supply chain for jet fuel at an airport.

– It is a milestone in many ways for Fly Green Fund and our partners today. By buying sustainable aviation fuel for their staff flights, Swedavia reduces its own carbon footprint and contributes to developing a sustainable future for aviation. Other corporate customers like Löfbergs, Resia and our Swish-customers have contributed as well. We are grateful to everyone that has been part of this. It is a real joint effort and shows that together we can grow the sustainable aviation market in the Nordics. We have set an example for others to follow, said Maria Fiskerud, Managing Director for Fly Green Fund.

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