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BioPort for jet fuels in the Netherlands
KLM and the Ministry of Infrastructure & the Environment, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Schiphol Group, SkyNRG, Neste Oil and the Port of Rotterdam commit to sustainable aircraft fuel.
These parties recently have signed a declaration of intent aimed at the large-scale use of sustainable biofuels. At the fifth ‘innovatie-estafette’ (innovation event), leading researchers and the most innovative enterprises in the Netherlands came together to tackle hot social issues. State Secretary Mansveld (Infrastructure and the Environment) declared the gathering a success, because knowledge and skills will lead to the Netherlands becoming sustainable.
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It is unique for the sector and for the economy for market parties and government to sign a joint declaration of intent for a “BioPort for jet fuels in the Netherlands”. Over the last few years it has been proven that safe and sustainable flight can be achieved using bio-kerosene. The air transport industry is growing and with it levels of CO2 emissions.
“I see the use of sustainable bio-kerosene on a large scale as the breakthrough that is needed to make aviation more sustainable. By creating a new export market, the Netherlands can develop into the Bioport of Europe, according to State Secretary Wilma Mansveld.
Mansveld signed the declaration of intent along with Minister Henk Kamp (Economic Affairs), Camiel Eurlings (KLM), Jos Nijhuis (Schiphol Group), Dirk Kronemeijer (SkyNRG), Bart Leenders (Neste Oil) and Hans Smits (Port of Rotterdam).
The use of bio-kerosene can cut CO2 emissions by 80%. This is good for the climate and for the economy. The Netherlands is a leader in this field. Another important advantage is that the use of sustainable bio-kerosene makes the Netherlands less dependent on scarce and polluting fossil fuels.
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