Swedavia’s annual delivery of sustainable aviation fuel is being delivered to Stockholm Arlanda Airport and used there to refuel aircraft.
The refuelling is a result of Swedavia’s annual public tender for sustainable aviation fuel, which six different organisations are taking part in this year.
Sustainable aviation fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the fuel lifecycle by up to 85 per cent in comparison to the traditional fuel it replaces.
For the second straight year, Swedavia has invited partners to take part in a joint tender for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
The aim is to give companies and other organisations the opportunity to decarbonise their air travel for business purposes and at the same time promote large-scale production of sustainable aviation fuel and thus aviation’s aim to get to net zero.
“Contributing to increased demand for large-scale production of sustainable aviation fuel and, in the long term, national production of such fuel as well are important parts of aviation’s aim to get to net zero, which needs to continue with full force as air travel starts up again in Sweden and the rest of the world,” says Jonas Abrahamsson, Swedavia’s president and CEO.
“We want to show that, even today, it is possible to fly using biofuel and that there are concrete solutions to reduce fuel lifecycle emissions we need to make even now.
“Stop flying or introduce a flight ban will not solve the climate challenge.
“On the contrary, we all need to contribute to the climate transition. The future travelling obviously has to be sustainable, but also needs to include flying”.
Alongside Swedavia, participants in this year’s joint tender for sustainable aviation fuel include the county administrative boards of Gotland, Västernorrland and Halland,the Port of Gothenburg, the national emergency assistance services company SOS Alarm and the Swedish coalition for decarbonisation the 2030 Secretariat.
“Naturally, we are really pleased that many partners have chosen to take part in this year’s public tender for sustainable aviation fuel and thus help make possible more decarbonised flights for business purposes,” notes Jonas Abrahamsson.
“Of course, our hope is that even more organisations and companies will want to take part in next year’s joint tender to purchase sustainable aviation fuel”.
The sustainable aviation fuel is being delivered and used to refuel aircraft at Stockholm Arlanda Airport on Wednesday, November 17.