KLM, North Sea Petroleum and Spring Associates Form SkyEnergy Consortium to Advance Production of Renewable Jet Fuel
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, North Sea Petroleum and Spring Associates have established the SkyEnergy consortium to advance the production of biokerosene (renewable jet fuel). The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) will advise the consortium in relation to ecological aspects. KLM just completed a demonstration flight using a 50:50 blend of renewable jet in one engine. (Earlier post.)
This is technically feasible. We have demonstrated that it is possible. Government, industry and society at large must now join forces to ensure that we quickly gain access to a continuous supply of biofuel.—KLM President & CEO Peter Hartman
KLM is pursuing the development of biokerosene in accordance with financial, technological and ecological criteria.
The food chain may not be jeopardized, and production of biokerosene should not go hand in hand with deforestation or excessive water consumption. The conservation of biodiversity is, of course, also a precondition.—Peter Hartman