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Nordic Initiative for Sustainable Aviation (NISA)


The partners of the Nordic Initiative for Sustainable Aviation (NISA) strive to establish a regional body with the aim of facilitating and strengthening the conditions for commercial and continuous access to sustainable jet fuels.
As part of its objectives, the initiative will aim at identifying the goals that may be achieved over different timeframes as well as the sustainability aspects for different pathways in light of national legislations, EU Sustainability Criteria and international sustainability guidelines.
An essential goal is also to coordinate with initiatives and activities set up by industry organizations such as IATA and ATAG, UN bodies like ICAO, EU initiatives as Flight Path 2020 and of course, other cluster initiatives.

Stakeholders Action Group

Value-chain step
Full value-chain

Type of pathway

Starting time and duration
2013 -

Airlines, Authorities, Airports, Manufacturers

Regional scope

Involved countries



Under the impulse of SAS, Nordic aviation stakeholders have joined to set the Nordic Initiative. Starring actors and dialogue partners are a number of airlines in the Nordic region as well as the largest airport owners in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Aviation industry organizations in those countries, the respective aviation authorities and IATA, Boeing and Airbus are also active participants in the initiative.
The goal is to form a Nordic cluster network which promote the framework and conditions for access to new fuels and also contribute to innovation and new green jobs, attracting solid investments and contributing to the region’s position as a leader in global green growth.
The intention is to work on the following specific activities at national, Nordic and international level in the coming years:


  • Systematic overview of ongoing initiatives (feedstock, technologies, R&D, production etc.);
  • Overview of relevant actors: key stakeholders in the Nordics, supplemented with global inputs;
  • Coordination and facilitation of initiatives and activities across countries, companies, researchers etc.;
  • Establishment of relevant partnerships;
  • Customer requirements for biofuels in the Nordics;
  • Logistics, transport and storage overview and recommendations;
  • Regional focus for innovation in advanced sustainable biofuels for the aviation industry;
  • Strategic input to decision makers at airports, industry and governments on alternative pathways that may be pursued to promote the development of competitive sustainable fuel;
  • Economics and pricing;
  • Assessment on barriers to advancing sustainable fuels in the Nordics.

Accelerating commercial access to sustainable jet fuel will lead to reduced emissions. The outcome is aimed primarily at airlines in the Nordic countries, and of course other off-takers. This will benefit society as a whole to a great extent since the developments described also generates jobs and further development of advanced new technology.



Airlines: SAS, Finnair, Norwegian, Icelandair, Air Greenland, Malmo Aviation, Atlantic Airways
Organizations: DI/Transport, Svenskt Flyg, Svenska FlygBranchen, NHO, IATA
Authorities: DK/Trafikstyrelsen, SV/Transportstyrelsen, NO/Avinor, FL/Transport
Airports: DK/CPH, SV/Swedavia, NO/Avinor, FL/, Island
Producers: Boeing, Volvo, Airbus


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(will be updated in the course of the project)

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