Posted on: 19 June 2019 by Chloe Greenbank
Göteborg Landvetter Airport is the latest airport in Swedavia’s portfolio to benefit from the airport group’s most recent delivery of bio jet fuel.
The supply is expected to last for the next few days and is part of Swedavia’s initiative to offset emissions from corporate staff travel by investing in 450 tonnes of bio jet fuel each year, which corresponds to the amount used in one year by employees at the company on flights for business purposes. The venture is part of Swedavia’s strategy to have 5% of all jet fuel used for refuelling at Swedish airports be fossil free by 2025, as well as zero emissions from its own operations by 2020.
“It feels fantastic for us at Göteborg Landvetter that we will be using bio jet fuel on flights to and from Sweden’s second largest city for the next few days,” said Anna Strömwall, airport director at Göteborg Landvetter Airport. “It is important to us, as part of Swedavia, to do what we can to drive the air transport industry’s green transformation. Bio jet fuel, along with electrication and energy efficiency improvements, for example, is an important tool for achieving this.”
This will be the third year that bio jet fuel has been used to refuel aircraft at the Gothenburg hub. This year’s supply has been made from used cooking oil mixed with traditional jet fuel and has been supplied by the Finnish producer Neste. The other airports to benefit from a delivery of bio jet fuel were Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Malmö Airport, Umeå Airport and Åre Östersund Airport.