Oslo Airport will receive regular deliveries of biofuel

Oslo Airport will become the world’s first hub to receive regular deliveries of biofuel. It’s also the first time that sustainable bio jet fuel will be used in the hydrant system of the airport.

“We are proud to take on the task of bringing greener aviation one important step forward,” said Avinor CEO Dag Falk-Petersen about the agreement signed with Statoil Aviation.

It’s planned to start delivering biofuel in March 2015, and that Statoil Aviation will deliver 2,5 million liters of sustainable bio-fuel to the tank facility at Oslo Airport in the first 12 months. This corresponds to approximately 3,000 flights between Oslo and Bergen with a 50 per cent bio-fuel mix. While the initial bio-fuel deliveries will probably come from used cooking oil, major players in the Norwegian power and forestry industries are now exploring the possibility of forest-based large-scale production of bio-fuel for aviation in the course of a few short years.

“I’m proud that Oslo Airport will be the first hub in the world to offer our customers regular deliveries of bio-fuel. Along with our many other measures, this will represent an additional boost to our climate and environmental work,” said Oslo Airport’s Managing Director Øyvind Hasaas.

“This is a good start towards developing a market for aviation bio-fuel,” said head of the environmental foundation ZERO, Marius Holm. “At the same time, it’s important that the authorities step up with policy instruments that promote greater use of bio-fuel in aviation,” he added.

“Statoil Aviation has now taken biofuel from tests and promotions to real business. We are proud to offer the airlines biofuels as part of their normal operation at Oslo Airport for the first time,” said Vice President at Statoil Aviation, Thorbjörn Larsson.

To date, Statoil Aviation has entered into agreements with Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Germanwings, Eurowings, Brussels Airlines), SAS and KLM for deliveries of bio-fuel at Oslo Airport