SHV Energy joins KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme
Delft University of Technology extends its participation for two-year period
SHV Energy has joined the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme (KCBP). In so doing, SHV Energy will reduce its headquarters’ CO2 emissions by 50%. Additionally, the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has extended its participation in KCBP for a further two-year period. TU Delft first joined the programme on 1 July 2017.
Participation in the KLM Corporate Biofuel Programme underscores SHV Energy’s strategic decision to actively contribute to the development and production of sustainable energy products. Within that context we are also investing in the first European facility for sustainable aviation fuel and bioLPG in Delfzijl, jointly announced with SkyNRG and KLM earlier this year.
TU Delft is steadfastly committed to finding sustainable solutions for aviation, largely in cooperation with KLM in different fields from sustainable aviation fuel to aircraft design. By participating in the KLM Corporate Biofuel Programme, we can contribute towards making it possible to use sustainable innovations in practice. In 2018, our contribution effectively reduced CO2 emissions for our flights by 19%. In this manner, we are proud to be building a sustainable future, arm in arm with KLM and SkyNRG.
Thanks to the parties participating in the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme, including SHV Energy and TU Delft, it will be possible to achieve enormous progress in terms of developing the market for sustainable aviation fuel. What’s more, these two organisations also cooperate with KLM in different areas of sustainability, respectively building Europe’s first production plant for sustainable aviation fuel in Delfzijl and developing a new and innovative energy efficient aircraft concept known as the Flying V.
About the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme
The KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme (KCBP) makes it possible for companies to power a share of their flights using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The participants pay a surcharge that covers the difference in price between SAF and traditional jet fuel. In turn, the surcharges are used to purchase SAF.
But why is the programme so important?
Due to insufficient production capacity and concomitant availability of sustainable feedstock, SAF is in short supply. Using SAF could reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 85%. KLM is convinced that SAF is important in the short and medium term in order to achieve the airline industry’s envisaged reduction in CO2 emissions. For this reason, KLM, SkyNRG and SHV Energy announced in May this year that they would be joining forces to build the first European SAF production plant in Delfzijl in the Netherlands. By 2022, the plant will be producing 100,000 tonnes of SAF and, as a by-product, 15,000 tonnes of bioLPG a year.
About “Fly Responsibly”
“Fly Responsibly” embodies KLM’s commitment to creating a sustainable future for air transport. It incorporates all of KLM’s current and future efforts to improve the sustainability of its activities. But true progress can only be achieved if the entire sector cooperates. With “Fly Responsibly”, KLM invites consumers to opt for CO2 compensation services, while companies are invited to compensate for business travel via the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme.
In 2019, KCBP unites the following companies and institutions: ABN AMRO, Accenture, Arcadis BV, Arcadis NV, Amsterdam Municipality, Loyens & Loeff, Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL), Microsoft, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR), PGGM, Schiphol Group, SHV Energy and TU Delft.
About SHV Energy
SHV Energy is the world’s largest LPG distributor, and provides LNG and bioLPG to people without access to the grid. These cleaner energy sources help people to switch away from oil and solid fuels, improving their quality of life and the quality of their environment. SHV Energy operates in more than 25 countries under brands such as Primagaz, Calor Gas, Liquigas and Ipragaz and is committed to working sustainably with communities, stakeholders and policymakers.
About TU Delft
In addition to conducting research into new sustainable fuels, TU Delft is also active in relation to other aspects of sustainable aviation including the development of ultra-efficient aircraft designs like the Flying V, electric and electric/hybrid aircraft, and sustainable aircraft operations at airports and in relation to air traffic control, for example.