September 04, 2013
Amsterdam, Schiphol 2013 - SkyNRG, the Amsterdam-based global market maker in sustainable fuels has reached an agreement with Schiphol Airport to supply its ground transportation vehicles with a 30% sustainable waste based diesel.
The agreement is the result of a successful pilot held in 2011-12 whereby 45 vehicles were tested on a 100% sustainable diesel made out of waste that is not competitive with food and has no negative impact on the bio diversity. SkyNRG and Schiphol have chosen for a 30% blend for Schiphol’s ground transport that is classified as “heavy trucking”- resulting in an overall CO2 reduction of 25%. Many obstacles were overcome to accomplish this Schiphol-wide roll out, such as qualifying for EN590 leaving all engine warranties untouched and dealing with outdated EU legislation that is still based on first generation FAME bio fuels.
For SkyNRG, sustainable diesel is the most important co-product of what the company is best known for: sustainable jet fuel. In line with the WWF 2050 energy vision, SkyNRG’s mission is to make and distribute fuel for those transport segments for which there is no better green alternative available in the foreseeable future; aviation, marine and heavy trucking.
SkyNRG CEO Dirk Kronemeijer commented: “Schiphol Airport is a great showcase for us, on the technical, operational, legislative, as well as on the economical side. We expect to make momentum for our sustainable heavy trucking fuels, creating more critical scale for SkyNRG across the board. This will bring us closer to the day that our sustainable fuels can compete also economically head on with fossil fuels.”
Schiphol COO Ad Rutten said: “We are pleased to leverage our high profile Schiphol platform for these kind of technical and market chain-innovations like we do on the sustainable jet fuel side with KLM. First reactions of other diesel users at Schiphol have been very positive and we invite others to follow our drive for greener ground and air transport.”
SkyNRG’s mission is to create sustainable fuels for those segments for which sustainable fuel is the best green solution in the foreseeable future; aviation, marine and heavy trucking. Short term, the company is using co-funding and demand aggregation to create critical scale. Long term, SkyNRG is developing local supply chains for advanced bio fuels that represent a real alternative for fossil fuels. Supported by its independent Sustainability Board, consisting of the Dutch wing of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-NL), Solidaridad, and the Copernicus Institute of Utrecht University, SkyNRG uses multiple technologies and feedstocks that are best suited for particular regions in the world. SkyNRG is now the world’s market leader for sustainable kerosene, supplying more than 20 carriers worldwide. Since 2011 the company is expanding into the marine and heavy trucking segment.