2 April 2016 – On March 31, 2016, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in cooperation with SkyNRG, and Embraer launched a series of close to 80 sustainable jet fuel powered Embraer 190 flights, which will travel from Oslo, Norway to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Each flight will use alternative jet fuel derived from Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)-certified Camelina oil, produced by Neste, and provided by Air BP and SkyNRG. Additionally, the flights will be fueled using Oslo Airport’s very own hydrant system, a practice that in January 2016 made Oslo Airport the first airport to do so.
In order for KLM to objectively analyze the efficiency and engine performance of alternative versus conventional jet fuel, Embraer will dispense the fuels via two separate fuel trucks. This tactic allows Embraer to accurately benchmark fuel efficiency differences between the two fuels. In support of the initiative, CEO of SkyNRG, Maarten van Dijk, noted that “the price gap between sustainable and fossil jet fuel remains the biggest challenge to create a stable market for sustainable jet fuel. Therefore engagement of all stakeholders, including governments, industry, and end-customers, is crucial.”
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