A fantastic alternative to regular fuel: Biofuel as an alternative

Flying on cooking oil is hot! Kitchen waste that is reused and does not compete with food. A fantastic alternative to regular fuel. Of course, as an airport we do not use kerosene ourselves. However, together with home carrier KLM, biofuel supplier SkyNRG and several other partners, we encourage the large-scale use of biofuels in aviation.

DUURZAME TOEKOMST-verantwoord omgaan met energie 2 reduceren van energieverbruik

From frying oil to biofuel

In the near future, the oil in your chips and donuts might just be fuel for your flight from Los Angeles or Oslo.

How does it work? The American biofuel company AltAir starts by using spent frying oil as the raw material for sustainable biofuel. Next, Los Angeles World Airports, working through the Dutch company SkyNRG, takes this biofuel and mixes it with kerosene. Consequently, all flights from Los Angeles World Airports emit less CO2. KLM purchases this sustainable biofuel together with its KLM Corporate BioFuel programme partners, enabling the airline to designate all its flights from Los Angeles and Oslo as reduced CO2 emissions flights.

Schiphol Group's role

Of course, as an airport we do not use kerosene ourselves. However, together with home carrier KLM, biofuel supplier SkyNRG and several other partners, we encourage the large-scale use of biofuels in aviation. Furthermore, Schiphol Group and KLM are taking part in a number of university studies and pilot projects to explore options for developing the biofuels market. KLM itself is one of the world's leading pioneers in biofuels use. To express our wholehearted support, we have extended our membership in KLM's Corporate BioFuel programme through 2018.

Would you like to see which aircraft are flying on biofuel at this very moment? The ICAO has a live feed of these aircraft on its website.