ITAKA and KLM perform the longest sustainable biojet flight program
Framed on ITAKA project, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has launched
the first set of a program with 20 long-haul biojet flights using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft
, which will be the longest worldwide commercial flight program using sustainable aviation biofuel reported to date.
Departing from Schiphol airport (The Netherlands), the aircraft will fly to Aruba and Bonaire sustainable islands
in the Dutch Caribbean as part of an agenda of activities focused on sustainability.
The fuel to be used in the first flights consists of a 20% blend of Used Cooking Oil-based (UCO) renewable jet fuel
supplied by ITAKA partner SkyNRG and standard fossil kerosene. This blend is fully ASTM D1655 compliant and,
therefore, suitable for commercial flight operations. Progressively, the biofuel production for the next set of
flights programmed within the project is foreseen to come from an energy crop, Camelina sativa, which is being
currently grown and processed for this purpose.
Sustainable Aviation Fuels Forum
The projects CORE-JetFuel, FORUM-AE and ITAKA organized the
Sustainable Aviation Fuels Forum, that it took place in Madrid on 20th –
22nd October 2014. This event focused on recent progress and important steps forward in the field of sustainable fuels
for aviation. It brought together stakeholders to share experiences and views, to exchange best practices, to evaluate
emerging issues and to jointly elaborate recommendations towards the successful future development of sustainable