Although in the aviation industry blending fossil fuels with biofuels is not yet mandatory, Argos has already taken important steps in this area. In 2009 North Sea Group, together with KLM Royal Dutch Airline and Spring Associates, launched the SkyNRG joint venture. After a test flight in November 2009, KLM was the first airline company to use bio-jet fuel for commercial flights with SkyNRG suppying the sustainable biofuel.
SkyNRG wants to contribute to the creation of a sustainable future for aviation by developing a sustainable supply chain for alternative jet fuels. The market for these fuels is still in its infancy. SkyNRG is taking a first step in making the dream of sustainable aviation come true.
SkyNRG develops and sells sustainable kerosene for the global aviation market based on a unique low-cost model. It focuses on developing and building a sustainable jet fuel market. In this process the fuel’s safety, sustainability and affordability are key elements.
The advantage of blending biofuels with kerosene is the higher percentage that can be added. Instead of 5-7% as is the case in road transport, in aviation 50% can be added without any problems.
Argos has a 30% interest in SkyNRG.
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