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Swedavia joins the Fly Green Fund

Aircraft taking off from wintry Bromma Stockholm Airport
2015-02-02, kl. 09:00

Swedavia is increasing its commitment to reduce its fossil carbon dioxide emissions and expanding its work to reduce the environmental impact of the air travel industry. Swedavia is now the first airport operator to join the Fly Green Fund in the Nordic countries.

Swedavia actively supports the development of biofuel for air travel in the Nordic countries as well as access to biofuel for air travel at Swedavia’s ten airports across Sweden.

“This collaboration is a natural step for Swedavia in our long-term work to reduce our own environmental impact. We want to be a leader by demonstrating action, and we are doing this now by joining the Fly Green Fund. In doing so, we can kick-start the market for biofuels in the Nordic countries. At the same time, this is part of Swedavia’s efforts in taking long-term responsibility by promoting the research and development of biofuels for aviation in the Nordic countries,” says Lena Wennberg, Sustainability and Environmental Manager at Swedavia.

The Fly Green Fund is a Nordic initiative that gives companies and organisations an opportunity to become involved and reduce their environmental impact by kick-starting the market for flights in the Nordic countries that use biofuel. This is done by jointly funding the extra cost of biofuel today compared to fossil fuel as well as by launching the production of aviation biofuel in the Nordic countries made from local Nordic raw materials.

“We are proud and pleased that Swedavia has now joined the Fly Green Fund. This increases our chances of achieving our goal of a 20 per cent mix of biofuel for all flights in the Nordic countries by 2020. For this to happen, we need strong players like Swedavia,” says Maria Fiskerud, Nordic Director of SkyNRG.