International biofuel test program takes flight

By Staff | May 06, 2013

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, in partnership with the Schiphol Group, Delta Air Lines and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has kicked off a 25-week pilot program that will fuel a weekly trans-Atlantic flight between Schiphol Amsterdam Airport in the Netherlands and JFK International Airport in New York with a blend of biobased jet fuel.

Biofuel used in the testing program is being sourced from SkyNRG, a company founded by KLM in 2009 in cooperation with the North Sea Group and Spring Associates. The company recently earned certification from the RSB Foundation for its entire supply chain for renewable jet fuel, including separation, blending and logistics. According to the RSB, SkyNRG is currently the only fuel operator in the world that can deliver certified renewable jet fuel to wing at any airport in the world.