For the second year, Swedavia has invited a number of companies and other organisations to take part in a coordinated tender for sustainable aviation fuel in an effort to reduce fossil carbon dioxide emissions from its own air travel for business purposes.
Participants in this year’s tender are the national emergency assistance services company SOS Alarm, the Port of Gothenburg, the Swedish coalition for decarbonisation the 2030 Secretariat, and the county administrative boards of Västernorrland and of the Counties of Halland and Gotland.
Swedavia has extended an invitation to other companies and organisations to take part in a coordinated tender every year since 2019, which enables participants to obtain sustainable aviation fuel through a coordinated tender agreement arranged by Swedavia.
The aim is for more companies and organisations to reduce fossil carbon dioxide emissions from their own air travel for business purposes and to promote large-scale production of sustainable aviation fuel – which is important for the aviation industry’s transition to sustainable operations in the face of climate change.
“Aviation generates great value by enabling people to travel long distances in a time-efficient way,” says Jonas Abrahamsson, president and CEO of Swedavia.
“At the same time, the entire transport sector, including aviation, needs to be carbon-neutral in the long term.
“The companies, organisations and public bodies taking part in this tender reduce emissions from their own air travel for business purposes and counter prejudice about air travel by showing that it is already possible today to fly almost lifecycle carbon neutral.”
This year the Port of Gothenburg, SOS Alarm, the county administrative board of Västernorrland, the county administrative boards of the Counties of Halland and Gotland, and the Swedish 2030 Secretariat are taking part in the tender.
This is twice as many partners as last year.
All in all, about 100 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel will be purchased in the tender, which is equivalent to 1,100 return flights between Stockholm and Amsterdam.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the aviation industry, but also on the economy as a whole,” notes Jonas Abrahamsson.
“However, the transition to a more sustainable society in the face of climate change must continue.
“It is therefore very gratifying that the number of organisations that see the value of investing in sustainable flights has actually increased this year, despite the pandemic.”
The agreement is in effect from July 2021 to June 2022, and participants have the option to make a number of purchases during the agreement period.