KLM Royal Dutch Airline has signed a three-year contract for the supply of sustainable biofuel in Los Angeles. KLM will purchase the biofuel for all its flights at this airport. As a partner of the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme FrieslandCampina participates in using biofuel. FrieslandCampina participates in this programme with many other large companies.
Sustainable biofuel to reduce CO2 emission
By using biofuel, KLM reduces its CO2 emission. Biofuel is made from used cooking oil and mixed with regular kerosene. Participants in the BioFuel programme pay a surcharge that covers the difference in price between the biofuel and regular kerosene. KLM uses this to make air transport more sustainable.
KLM has been investing in the use of biofuel for years now and aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% per passenger by 2020 (compared to 2011 levels) through fleet renewal, using sustainable biofuel and increasing flight efficiency. Because affordable biofuel is not always available, KLM also aims to stimulate the market for sustainable biofuel. KLM is “best in class” when it comes to fuel efficiency and leads the field on using biofuel.