Public consultation


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The EC is carrying out a new public consultation related to the preparation of a new Renewable Energy Directive for the period after 2020. The consultation period to submit your contributions is 18 November 2015 to 10 February 2016. The objective is to consult stakeholders and citizens on the new renewable energy directive (REDII) for the period 2020-2030, foreseen before the end of 2016. You are invited to submit your response by this link.

ITAKA provides sustainable fuel for worldwide’s first biojet supply via hydrant system at Oslo Airport


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The launch of the initiative was carried out in a public event at Oslo Airport Gardermoen (Norway), hosted by Avinor, the Norwegian airport operator. The Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications, Ketil Solvik Olsen, together with Avinor and Air BP CEOs as well as other involved stakeholders, highlighted the importance of the first commercial supply of sustainable biojet into Oslo’s fuel hydrant system.

The fuel was initially used by Lufthansa Group, which was the first to confirm its participation in the initiative, followed by SAS and KLM. The goal is to gradually increase the volume of deliveries in the coming years and establish a regular supply to the airport.

The sustainable biojet produced within ITAKA has been produced from camelina grown in Spain by Camelina Company España (CCE) via the NEXBTL technology at Neste's Porvoo refinery in Finland, and delivered to the airport by SkyNRG.

Camelina oil production


A 4th camelina oil plantation is currently growing in Spain to complement the highly valuable information made already available from the project in the previous plantations. Information gathered about the crop in the European Union focus on improve social, economic and environmental performance of the crop.

This plantations in Spain are complemented with smaller plantations in Romania to consider different climate and socioeconomic conditions.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 308807