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Shell Aviation and SkyNRG to collaborate on sustainable aviation

Heathrow LON By Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz (Mariordo) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
Heathrow LON By Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz (Mariordo) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Shell Aviation and SkyNRG have announced a long term strategic collaboration aimed at promoting and developing the use of sustainable fuel in aviation supply chains.

In the agreement, Shell Aviation and SkyNRG will work to develop ‘long-term opportunities for low-carbon solutions.’ These efforts will, according to a statement announcing the new collaboration, be supported by funding to a joint business fund.

“We want Shell to be a leader in the low carbon transition in aviation fuels,” said Anne Anderson, vice-president Shell Aviation, on 30 May.

“Today’s agreement with industry pioneers SkyNRG demonstrates the type of progressive collaboration which can help us move us towards a lower carbon emissions future. Working together, we believe we can advance sustainable solutions for the benefit of our entire industry.”

SkyNRG has supplied over 25 airlines around the world with sustainable aviation fuel. Founded by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Spring Associates in 2010, SkyNRG blends and distributes sustainable aviation fuel as well as developing regional supply chains.

Shell Aviation meanwhile, is a leading aviation fuel and lubricants supplier, delivering fuel to around 850 airports in 32 countries.

“In addition to bringing together the right mix of technical expertise and operational excellence, it’s the shared ambitions of SkyNRG and Shell Aviation to develop this new industry that make this collaboration an obvious one,” said Maarten van Dijk, SkyNRG CEO.

“Shell Aviation’s long-term commitment to develop this new market sends a strong signal that the involvement from all players across the industry is critical to delivering the sustainable solutions that are vital for the future of aviation.”

Heathrow LON By Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz (Mariordo) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons