KLM’s flights from Oslo to be powered by new biofuel

Courtesy: KLM.

Courtesy: KLM.

This spring, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will start a new series of flights from Oslo to Amsterdam powered by biofuel. The biofuel forms part of an ITAKA* project, providing sustainable fuel for worldwide’s first biojet supply via hydrant system at Oslo Airport. The biojet supply is funded by the European Commission and facilitated by SkyNRG.

With effect from today, biofuel will for the first time be available via hydrant instead of the usual refuelling truck and will use the existing infrastructure at Oslo airport. This is the result of cooperation between Air BP and Avinor, the Norwegian airport operator at Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

*: ITAKA: Initiative Towards SustAinable Kerosene for Aviation. ITAKA, a consortium of leading aerospace and fuel companies, was established to produce sustainable biofuel for use in aviation. ITAKA is a cooperative project funded by the European Commission. The project aims to produce sustainable, renewable jet fuel and to test its use in existing logistics systems and during regular flight operations within Europe.

Source: KLM.

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