KLM To Fly On Used Cooking Oil To Reduce CO2 Emissions
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
KLM is partnering with Neste, a producer of renewable diesel from wastes and residues, to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for flights out of AMS that are part of the airline's Biofuel Program.
The sustainable fuel is produced from used cooking oil and will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80% compared to fossil jet fuel.
“Using sustainable aviation fuel is currently one of the most effective ways to reduce CO2 emissions in the airline industry. Owing largely to the companies taking part in the KLM Corporate BioFuel Program, we have been able to make this purchase, giving a further impulse to the consistent production of SAF,” says KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers.
The Neste fuel will be used in addition to the existing supply from Los Angeles, used to bridge the period towards the opening of the SAF production plant to be built in Delfzijl, Netherlands in 2022. This plant, which is being developed as a partnership between KLM and industry partners, will supply 75,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel a year to KLM.
Neste is also joining KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Program – which enables companies to use SAF for all or a portion of their air travel -- through which it will reduce the CO2 emissions of its own business travel on KLM by 100%.
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