SkyNRG launches programme for corporate staff travel on biofuel with KLM
AMSTERDAM, June 19, 2012 -- SkyNRG, the Amsterdam-‐based global market maker in sustainable jet fuel has launched a programme for large corporations to help co-‐fund the development of sustainable jet fuel with KLM. KLM is the first airline to develop a biofuel programme for corporate accounts with SkyNRG. Prominent companies such as Accenture, Nike, Ahold, Heineken, DSM, Philips and Schiphol Group have all joined the new programme today, which will enable them to operate (part
of) their staff travel on sustainable jet fuel.
“This has been on our wish list for a long time” says Dirk Kronemeijer, Managing Director SkyNRG. “Not only do the proceeds of the program really help to reach critical scale and invest in key projects, these phenomenal brand names will for sure help accelerate the development of sustainable jet fuel that is affordable. We have the ambition to roll this out across the globe, in due time also with other airlines. As an industry we have so far been in push mode, now I am happy that the key end customer starts pulling too.”
“I am proud that we have the support of Ahold, Heineken, Accenture, Philips, DSM, Nike and Schiphol Group for our BioFuel programme. Using sustainable BioFuel is one of the most important ways to make aviation more sustainable. We can only achieve this with partners who dare to stick their necks out,” said Camiel Eurlings, managing director KLM.
Anja Montijn--‐Groenewoud, Country Managing Director, Accenture Netherlands said that, ”Accenture has the ambition to be a sustainable company and sustainable mobility is an important part of this. We are delighted to join with other Dutch companies to take the lead and invest in a market which could have a major impact on both aviation and Dutch Businesses” State Secretary Joop Atsma is pleased with this milestone.
“The KLM BioFuel programme enables companies to join KLM and SkyNRG to demonstrate the leading position they occupy on sustainability. I call upon Dutch businesses to join in to accelerate the development of biofuels and to stimulate a sustainable economy. I will do everything in my power to ensure that from 2013 Dutch officials on government business will travel as much as possible on biofuel flights, including the government’s own aircraft.”
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