In January 2016, Avinor’s Oslo Airport became the world’s first hub providing a regular supply of biojet fuel to its airlines. It is also the first time biojet fuel is dropped into the airport’s fuel farm and distributed in the hydrant and dispenser system. The aim of the project is to prove that:1. Biojet fuel can be made available to all airlines on a commercial basis.2. Biojet fuel can be fully integrated into an airport’s regular supply of fuel without adaptations and therefore with no segregated infrastructure neededWork out the bureaucracy of waiving CO2 alloances in the EU ETS + the Norwegian CO2-tax on domestic flights.
Through the SkyNRG partnership with Air BP, up to 1,25 million litres of biojet fuel will be provided to Oslo Airport during 2016, making this airport a leader in biofuel investment. The agreement has made Oslo the first major airport to provide biofuels on a regular basis for airlines refueling at the airport. So far, Lufthansa Group, KLM, and SAS have signed on to participate, and have already purchased 1,25 million litres, but use of the fuel will be available to all airlines serving Oslo. Through integrating biojet fuel into the airport’s fueling system, Oslo hopes to increase the number of biojet fuel powered flights. The first batch of fuel was based on camelina oil from the ITAKA project in Spain, and refined by Neste in Finland. The second batch is, as of medio Sept 2016, under negotiation. The project has been hugely successful, and there have not been any issues related to supply of biojet fuel. AirBP, Avinor and the airlines are aiming to extend the supply of biojet fuel into 2017. Avinor aims to support setting up a long-term supply chain in Norway, and has put forward a target that by 2030, 30 per cent of all jet fuel sold in Norway should be sustainable biojet fuel. There are several companies looking into producing biojet fuel based on residues from the Norwegian forestry industry.
Olav Mosvold LarsenSenior Advisor, Strategy and DevelopmentAvinorolav.firstname.lastname@example.org