KLM going greener

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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KLM has purchased sustainable aviation fuel for flights out of Amsterdam Schiphol.

The sustainable fuel is produced by Neste from used cooking oil and will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80 % compared to fossil kerosene. This purchase is the next step in the use of sustainable fuel as it is the first time the fuel will be supplied using the existing infrastructure at Schiphol. Furthermore, Neste is joining KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme. In doing so, Neste will reduce the CO2 emissions of its own business travel on KLM flights by 100%.

“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 Programme, we have been able to make this purchase, giving a further impulse to the consistent production of SAF.” commented KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers.

“We are proud to support KLM in reaching its ambitious emission reduction targets with our sustainable aviation fuel. We will continue to contribute to a more sustainable future by collaborating with the forerunners in aviation and offering our customers growing volumes of renewable jet fuel. Also, I am happy to announce that we have joined KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Program, through which we are able to decrease our own air travel CO2 emissions,” added Peter Vanacker, President and CEO of Neste.


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