Singapore delegation visited Stockholm Arlanda, Swedavia

Swedavia is a world leader in developing climate-smart airports and has won international recognition for its investment in bio aviation fuel.

Over the past couple of decades, the air transport industry has made major progress in reducing fossil carbon dioxide emissions, and in 40 years air travel has become 70 per cent more fuel-efficient. Since 2016, Swedavia buys bio aviation fuel each year corresponding to the fuel consumed by its employees on some 10,000 annual flights for business purposes. Bio aviation fuel is indeed key to the long-term sustainability of air travel, and Swedavia’s vision is for Swedish domestic air travel to be fossil-free by as early as 2030.

There was great interest in how Swedavia works to create greater demand for bio aviation fuel so that the supply will increase over time and reduce production costs. Other matters discussed were what the supply chain looks like and what society’s attitude is to bio aviation fuel. The delegation also made a study visit to Stockholm Arlanda’s fuel depot to see how storage and refuelling with bio aviation fuel work.

“It has been an interesting visit, with a great many experiences exchanged concerning how we as players can work to reduce the environmental impact of the air transport industry. It is primarily emissions that need to be reduced, not flying, with bio aviation fuel and technological advances being key factors in this development. We are naturally proud of the international attention we have attracted for our environmental work, with our climate target being zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2020,” says Lena Wennberg, Sustainability and Environmental Manager at Swedavia.

Swedavia is a State-owned group that owns, operates and develops ten airports across Sweden. It is is a world leader in developing airports with the least possible environmental impact. The Group has revenue of over 5.7 billion Swedish kronor and some 3,100 employees.

Article originally published on scandasia.com.

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