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SAS and Preem in Cooperation on Renewable Aviation Fuel

Submitted by on July 5, 2018 – 12:52 pmNo Comment

(Scandinavian Airlines(Google Translation))  SAS and Preem have signed a letter of intent to produce renewable aviation fuel. SAS has the ambition to replace today’s fuel volume for domestic aviation with biofuel by 2030.

The letter of intent means that SAS and Preem will collaborate to jointly ensure the production of biojet (renewable aviation fuel or so-called biofuel) in connection with Preem’s planned capacity expansion of the Gothenburg refinery. Preliminary estimated start-up is in 2022 and the total capacity of biofuels is estimated to exceed one million cubic meters, of which a subset may be biojet to the airplane.

SAS has a clear strategy to reduce its climate-impact emissions on a long-term basis and intends to be among the leading airlines in the transition to lower climate impact. One of SAS’s goals is to use biofuel corresponding to all domestic production by 2030.

“SAS’s sustainability and restructuring work is about investing in more environmentally efficient aircraft, flying in an environmentally friendly manner, and using fuel based on renewable sources. This statement of intent is an important puzzle in our work towards a long-term more sustainable flight, “says Lars Andersen Resare, SAS Sustainability Manager.

Preem has a product strategy to develop biofuels from residues from Swedish forests, but also from residues from society as a whole. Preem’s goal is to produce three million cubic meters of biofuels by 2030.

“Preem Vision is to be a leader in the transition to a sustainable society and is actively working to develop our production of Swedish biofuels. We are looking forward to developing cooperation with SAS to expand our production to include in a large scale biojet, “says Sören Eriksson, development engineer at Preem.

By September 2018, the parties will meet a binding and more detailed cooperation agreement. If the continued work goes well, SAS and Preem intend to also agree on future long-term supply contracts for biojet.  READ MORE

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