First of its kind: Oslo airport introduces biojet fuel
As the first airport in the world Oslo introduces biojet fuel in its regular operations. From now on, all airlines refueling at Norway`s capital airport may use a blend of sustainable alternative aviation fuel. The biojet fuel produced by Neste of Finland allows a CO2 reduction of 47% compared to fossil jet fuel.
Lufthansa, SAS and KLM have already agreed to become launch customers for the new product. The offer has been made possible through the EU demonstration project ITAKA and additional support by the airport`s operator Avinor.
For the first time, biojet fuel will be delivered through the existing distribution system like regular fossil jet fuel. Up to now, all tests have used additional refueling trucks, a redundant duplication of infrastructure, as is now being proven in Oslo.
The ITAKA (Initiative Towards sustaAinable Kerosene for Aviation) project aims at supporting the development of aviation biofuels in an economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable manner, improving the readiness of existing technology and infrastructures. ITAKA is the first project worldwide that demonstrates the entire value chain for biojet production and the first supported by the EU on this topic and scope. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research technological development and demonstration. www.itaka-project.eu