Dutch company SkyNRG has launched its Board Now programme, which will allow companies to reduce their business air travel emissions at the same time as contributing to the development of a new sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production facility.
The programme is reportedly the first in the world to enable companies to contribute directly to the development of SAF, and paves the way for a transition towards renewable energy in the aviation sector. Companies including PwC and Skyscanner have already signed up to the programme.
By signing up to Board Now, organisations will commit to the purchase of SAF for a period of five years, during which they will reduce their carbon emissions from business air travel and contribute to the development of a new fuel production facility.
Investment made through the programme will be used by SkyNRG to cover the price difference between SAF and conventional jet fuel. The renewable fuel will be produced by Europe’s first dedicated SAF production plant in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, which has an annual capacity of 100,000 tons of sustainable aviation fuel.
"With the support of renowned organisations participating in Board Now, that make a choice for sustainable business travels and an investment in SAF, we are able to accelerate the energy transition in aviation," said Theye Veen, managing director at SkyNRG. "We are looking forward to inspire other international organisations as well to follow in the footsteps of our launching members and partners.”
SkyNRG’s independent Sustainability Board, which advises on whether the fuel meets stringent standards, includes representatives from WWF International, the European Climate Foundation, the Solidaridad Network and the University of Groningen.
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