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SHV Energy has joined the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme (KCBP)

SHV Energy joins KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme helping the fight for sustainable aviation fuel.

As you may be aware from our previous blog "How is the Business Travel Industry becoming more sustainable?"  the Business Travel Industry is making big steps to ensure its transforming to become more sustainable, from low emission jet fuel, to sustainable destinations, Eco-hotels and more.

In the latest fight to reduce C02 emissions KLM announced that SHV Energy has joined the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme (KCBP). In so doing, SHV Energy will reduce its headquarters’ CO2 emissions by 50%. Additionally, the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has extended its participation in KCBP for a further two-year period. TU Delft first joined the programme on 1 July 2017.

The KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme (KCBP) makes it possible for companies to power a share of their flights using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The participants pay a surcharge that covers the difference in price between SAF and traditional jet fuel. In turn, the surcharges are used to purchase SAF.

Due to insufficient production capacity and concomitant availability of sustainable feedstock, SAF is in short supply. Using SAF could reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 85%. KLM is convinced that SAF is important in the short and medium term in order to achieve the airline industry’s envisaged reduction in CO2 emissions. For this reason, KLM, SkyNRG and SHV Energy announced in May this year that they would be joining forces to build the first European SAF production plant in Delfzijl in the Netherlands. By 2022, the plant will be producing 100,000 tonnes of SAF and, as a by-product, 15,000 tonnes of bioLPG a year

*Information taken from news.klm.com

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