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Thursday, October 03 2019 - 07:05
Board Now Leads the Way Towards Sustainable Flying
AMSTERDAM, October 3, 2019, /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Launch of SkyNRG's ground-breaking program paves the way to sustainable 
aviation; 85 per cent reduction of emissions as a result of sustainable 
aviation fuel

Today, a significant step will be taken towards sustainable flying. Dutch 
company SkyNRG, global leader in sustainable aviation fuel, officially launches 
its ground-breaking Board Now program together with its launching members. By 
committing themselves to Board Now, companies reduce their own business air 
travel emissions and at the same time contribute to the development of a new 
production facility for sustainable aviation fuel. Board Now is the worlds 
first program that enables companies to contribute directly to the development 
of this industry and actively paves the way for the energy transition in the 
aviation sector. A number of renowned organizations, such as PwC and 
Skyscanner, have already signed-up to the program. 

Organizations that join Board Now, commit themselves for a period of 5 years to 
the purchase of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). With this commitment, they not 
only reduce their own business air travel CO2 emissions, but also contribute to 
the development of a new production facility. Their investment will be used by 
SkyNRG to cover the price difference between sustainable aviation fuel and 
conventional jet fuel. The coalition that participates in the Board Now 
program, ensures a substantial purchase of SAF that will be produced by 
Europe's first dedicated plant for the production of sustainable aviation fuel 
in Delfzijl (DSL-01). 

This plant will annually produce 100,000 tons of sustainable aviation fuel. 
This will mean a CO2 reduction of over 270,000 tons a year for the aviation 
industry. Sustainable aviation fuel can provide for a CO2 reduction of at least 
85 per cent, compared to conventional jet fuel. 

"With the support of renowned organizations participating in Board Now, that 
make a choice for sustainable business travels and an investment in SAF, we are 
able to accelerate the energy transition in aviation," states Theye Veen, 
Managing Director at SkyNRG. "We are looking forward to inspire other 
international organizations as well to follow in the footsteps of our launching 
members and partners". 

Sustainable fuel meets the highest sustainability standards

SkyNRG's independent Sustainability Board advises on whether the fuel meets the 
highest sustainability standards. The Board includes representatives from WWF 
International, the European Climate Foundation, the Solidaridad Network and the 
University of Groningen. Furthermore, the sustainability of the chain and 
related products are ensured through certification by the Roundtable on 
Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the highest possible certification standard for 
sustainable fuels.

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