Gallery: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Launches Weekly Flights Using Biofuel...

 
AMSTELVEEN, 23 November 2009 Ð KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today operated its first ever passenger flight powered by sustainable biokerosene. To give an extra impulse to sustainable air transport, KLM today also joined hands with North Sea Petroleum and Spring Associates to establish the SkyEnergy consortium. ÒKLM leads the sustainability drive in global aviation. The Netherlands should make good use of this leading position to ensure clean, silent and sustainable air transport worldwide,Ó said KLM President & CEO Peter Hartman. ÒThis is technically feasible. We have demonstrated that it is possible. Government, industry and society at large must now join forces to ensure that we quickly gain access to a continuous supply of biofuel.Ó AMSTELVEEN, 23 november 2009 Ð Vandaag heeft KLM de eerste vlucht met passagiers ooit gemaakt op duurzame biokerosine. Om een extra impuls te geven aan de verduurzaming van de luchtvaart richtte KLM vandaag, samen met North Sea Petroleum en Spring Associates, het consortium SkyEnergy op. ÒKLM is leidend in de verduurzaming van de luchtvaart. Nederland moet die leidende positie goed gebruiken om een schone, stille en duurzame wereldluchtvaart te bereiken,Ó aldus president directeur Peter Hartman van KLM. ÒTechnisch kan het. Dat hebben wij laten zien. Nu moeten ook overheid, industrie en de hele samenleving hard aan de slag zodat we snel over een continue stroom verantwoorde brandstof kunnen beschikken.Ó

Biofuels have been embraced by assorted military organizations, but commercial adoption has thus far been lagging behind. Despite this, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines just announced plans to start weekly flights from John F. Kennedy Airport to Schiphol using sustainable biofuels. The plan is a joint effort between the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Delta Air Lines, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and KLM’s partners in the Corporate BioFuel Program.

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