Neste and KLM to co-chair European Advanced Biofuels Flightpath scheme

September 27, 2016 |

In Finland, Henrik Erämetsä, Head of Aviation Regulation at Neste has been appointed Co-Chair of the EU initiative ‘the European Advanced Biofuels Flightpath’ as a representative of the biofuels industry. Erämetsä will co-chair together with Ruben Alblas from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

The initiative supports the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and the EU targets set for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. It was launched in 2011 by the European Commission, Airbus, leading European airlines and biofuel producers to promote the production, distribution, storage and use of sustainably produced and technically certified aviation biofuels. The initiative aims at getting biofuels to the market faster, through the construction of advanced biofuel production plants in Europe, and at setting a target level to the amount of sustainable biofuels used in European civil aviation.

Biofuel companies taking part in the initiative at the moment are Neste, Biochemtex, Honeywell UOP, Swedish Biofuels, and Total. Airlines involved are KLM, Air France, British Airways, and Lufthansa.

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