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Delta, Air France, KLM, Virgin Atlantic Adopt Carbon Offsetting (Ind. Report, Int'l Report)
Delta, Air France, KLM,Vigin Atlantic
Date: 2019-08-05
International Air carriers Delta, Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic report they will offset more than 1,800 metric tons of carbon emissions from more than 15,000 flights to and from Chicago during the 2019 GBTA airline industry trade show. Most of the carbon-offsets will be by way of purchases that fund the International Small Group and Tree Planting program (TIST).

TIST encourages subsistence farmers to improve their local environment and farms by planting and maintaining trees on degraded and/or unused land in India, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. As the trees grow, carbon captured is quantified and verified and certified greenhouse gas credits are sold in the global carbon market. More than 88,000 farmers in four countries have successfully planted 18 million trees and captured nearly five million metric tons of carbon dioxide to date.

Additionally, Delta is now piloting a program to build in carbon offsets for corporate accounts and is looking to expand. Since 2005, delta has cut its carbon emissions 11 pct as part of its goal of achieving carbon-neutral growth and reducing carbon emissions by 50 pct by 2050.

Since 2011 Air France reduced its CO2 emissions by 20 pct(g.CO2/passenger/km). KLM is reducing CO2 emissions by investing in fuel-efficient aircraft, using sustainable fuel and by offsetting emissions and other initiatives. For its part, Virgin Atlantic's "Change is in the Air" program primarily focuses on climate action, supply chain activities and nonprofit partnerships. In 2007 Virgin targeted of 30 pct reduction in CO2 (by passengers and cargo carried) by 2021. (Source: DTNews, 5 Aug., 2019) Contact: International Small Group and Tree Planting, www.tist.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Emissions,  Carbon Emissions,  Carbon Offset,  


KLM Secures Large Sustainable Aviation Fuel Uptake (Int'l Report)
KLM, SkyNRG
Date: 2019-05-29
Dutch air carrier KLM is reporting a 10-year agreement for the development and purchase of 75,000 tpy of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The agreement is in keeping with KLM's sustainability ambitions and will reduce its CO2 emissions by 200,000 tpy.

KLM serves as one of the partners in a collaborative project -- called DSL-01 -- that will develop Europe's first dedicated SAF production plant which is expected to open in 2022 and produce 100,000 tpy of SAF and 15,000 tpy of bioLPG as a byproduct. Other partners in the project, which is expected to come in at roughly €260 million ($290 million), include Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, SkyNRG, and SHV Energy, a global LPG distribution company.

SAF delivers a CO2 reduction of at least 85 pct compared with fossil fuel and contributes to a significant decrease in ultra-fine particles and sulfur emissions. (Source: KLM, AIN Online, 28 May, 2019) Contact:SkyNRG, Maarten van Dijk, Director, Merel Laroy, +31 6 3083 3505. merel@skynrg.com, www.sktnerg.com; KLM Corporate Office, www.klm.com/Office

More Low-Carbon Energy News KLM,  Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Biofuel,  


SkyNRG Developing European Sustainable Jet Biofuel Plant (Int'l)
SkyNRG
Date: 2019-05-27
Further to our 10 Sept., 2018 report, Geneva, Switzerland-base aviation biofuel specialist SkyNRG is reporting it will develop Europe's first sustainable aviation fuel production plant in the Dutch province of Groningen. The new facility will use regionally sourced waste streams, such as used cooking oil to produce sustainable fuel and bio propane for KLM and SHV Energy respectively.

Starting in 2022, the facility will produce 100,000 tpy of sustainable fuel which translates into the aviation industry reducing its CO2 emissions with 270,000 tpy year. The aviation industry is currently responsible for more than 2 pct of the global CO2 emissions.

Compared with conventional jet fuel, SkyNRG's state of the art facility reduces life cycle CO2 emissions by at least 85 pct In addition, flights using sustainable aviation fuel create significantly less emissions of ultrafine particles and sulphur. (Source: SkyNRG, Climate-KIC, 27 May, 2019)Contact: SkyNRG, Maarten van Dijk, Director, Merel Laroy, +31 6 3083 3505. merel@skynrg.com, www.sktnerg.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SkyNRG,  Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Biofuel,  


SkyNRG Confirms Netherlands Bio-Kerosene Plant Plans (Int'l Report)
KLM,SkyNRG
Date: 2018-09-19
Aviation biofuels specialist SkyNRG is reporting plans to establish a bio-kerosene alternative fuel production facility in the Netherlands. A location for the plant has not yet been finalized but Groningen, Rotterdam and Amsterdam have reportedly been shortlisted.

Bio-kerosine is made from woody biomass, agricultural and food processing wastes. The Dutch Airline KLM currently imports bio-kerosine from Los Angeles and uses the fuel primarily on fights to the US east coast. (Source: SkyNRG, DutchNews.nl, Sept., 2018) Contact:SkyNRG, Maarten van Dijk, Director, Merel Laroy, +31 6 3083 3505. merel@skynrg.com, www.sktnerg.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  SkyNRG,  


Costa Rica, KLM Partnering on Aviation Biofuels Flights (Int'l)
KLM,SkyNRG
Date: 2017-11-08
In San Jose, the government of Costa Rica and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are reporting a Letter of Intent to cooperate on the use of aviation biofuels. To that end KLM has begun new twice-weekly direct flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Costa Rica's San Jose (SJO) airport using bio-based jet fuel.

KLM will share its knowledge and expertise with the Costa Rican government in close cooperation with its partner SkyNRG. KLM operated its first flight using biofuel in 2009 became the world's first airline to operate a commercial flight using sustainable biofuel. According to the airline, by using biofuels it can reduce its CO2 emissions by as much as 80 pct compared to fossil fuels. (Source: KLM, Nov., 2017) Contact: KLM Corporate Office, www.klm.com/Office; SkyNRG, Merel Laroy, +31 6 30833505. merel@skynrg.com, www.sktnerg.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SkyNRG,  KLM,  Jet Biofuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  


SkyNRG, AEG Fuels Supply Aviation Biofuels for Bombardier Demo Flights (Ind. Report, Int'l)
SkyNRG,AEG Fuels,Bombardier
Date: 2017-05-24
Geneva, Switzerland-based SkyNRG and AEG Fuels report they have completed the delivery of sustainable aviation biofuels for the Bombardier Business Aircraft demonstration fleet flying from Amsterdam to the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland. The fuel, which is produced by biorefinery AltAir Fuels, was supplied by SkyNRG and delivered to the KLM Jet Center who performed the re-fueling. This is the first delivery of biofuel completed by AEG Fuels. (Source: AEG Fuels, Bombardier, SkyNRG, 23 May, 2017) Contact: AEG Fuels, Claudia Arnold, (305) 913-5253, carnold@aegfuels.com, www.aegfuels.com; Bombardier, Anna Cristofaro, (514) 855-8678, anna.cristofaro@aero.bombardier.com, www.aero.bompardier.com; SkyNRG, Merel Laroy, +31 6 30833505. merel@skynrg.com, www.sktnerg.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuels,  SkyNRG,  AEG Fuels,  Bombardier,  


Neste Co-Chairing EU Advanced Aviation Biofuels Initiative (Int'l)
Neste
Date: 2016-09-30
Neste reports that its Head of Aviation Regulation, Henrik Erametsa, has been appointed Co-Chair of the EU European Advanced Biofuels Flightpath Initiative. In the initiative, Neste will represent the biofuels industry and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will speak for the air carriers. Other biofuel participants include Biochemtex, Honeywell UOP, Swedish Biofuels, and Total.

The initiative, which was launched in 2011, supports the goals of the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement and the EU targets set for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the production, distribution, storage and use of sustain ably produced and technically certified aviation biofuels. (Source: Neste, Hydrocarbon Processing, 27 Sept., 2016)Contact: Neste, Kaisa Hietala, Executive VP of Renewable Products, Virpi Kroger, Marketing & Sales Development, Renewable Products, +358 10 458 4379, virpi.kroger@neste.com, www.neste.com; EU European Advanced Biofuels Flightpath Initiative, http://www.icao.int/environmental-protection/GFAAF/Pages/Project.aspx?ProjectID=9

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Biofuel,  

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