Neste Corporation has announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be using its renewable jet fuel in a series of flights between Oslo to Amsterdam. Over the next few weeks, KLM will use Neste Renewable Jet Fuel in about 80 flights with the EMBRAER 190 from Oslo to Amsterdam. Embraer will be conducting measurements during these flights to gauge the efficiency of biofuel in comparison with kerosene.
“We are very happy that KLM is using Neste Renewable Jet Fuel in dozens of flights from Oslo to Amsterdam. It shows that KLM is a pioneer in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from aviation,” said Kaisa Hietala, Executive Vice President of Renewable Products at Neste.
KLM has reported CO2 emission reduction goals of 20 percent by 2020 using 2011 levels. The company hopes to achieve this goal in part through the use of biojet fuels and increasing flight efficiency.
“KLM believes that sustainable biofuel is important for the airline industry. For this reason, we have for some time been cooperating with different partners, including those united within the scope of the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme, to stimulate the development of the market. Our new cooperative relationship with Embraer and Oslo Airport (Avinor) serves to underscore just how important this is,” added Boet Kreiken, Managing Director KLM Cityhopper.
Neste Renewable Jet Fuel is refined in Porvoo, and meets the requirements of ASTM 7566 for aviation fuels using sustainably produced camelina oil. The fuel is blended at a 50 percent blend ratio with Jet A1 fuel and transported to Oslo Airport where it is pumped into the airport’s existing hydrant system.