Air BP launches biojet at Bergen

L-R: Bergen Airport Director Aslak Sverdrup;, Air BP Nordics General Manager  Thorbjorn Larsson; and Avinor CEO Dag Falk-Petersen.

L-R: Bergen Airport Director Aslak Sverdrup;, Air BP Nordics General Manager Thorbjorn Larsson; and Avinor CEO Dag Falk-Petersen.

AIRPORTS / EUROPE | 24/08/2017

International aviation fuel supplier Air BP has started offering commercial jet biofuel (biojet) at Bergen Airport, Norway (BGO). According to a company statement, the first batch was delivered to the airport on 16 August.

The company already introduced biojet at Halmstad (HAD), Sweden, earlier in June of this year, and at Oslo International (OSL), Norway, in January 2016. As with Oslo, Air BP has worked with Norwegian airport operator Avinor to make this latest development possible, the statement further reads.

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“We are excited to help make the supply of biojet commercially available and accessible to our customers in Bergen, our third airport in Scandinavia,” comments Air BP Nordics General Manager Thorbjorn Larsson. “The aviation industry has ambitious targets to reduce its carbon emissions and we are proud to be working together with our customers to increase the use of biojet.”

“With the aviation industry’s ongoing commitment to protecting the environment, we are very pleased to collaborate with Air BP on the introduction of biojet at Bergen,” added Bergen Airport Director Aslak Sverdrup. “As with Oslo, we hope to inspire other airports to follow suit so we can all work towards the desired lower carbon future.”

In November of last year, the fuel supplier invested $30 million in biojet producer Fulcrum BioEnergy with the aim of distributing and supplying biojet into aircraft at key hubs across North America to meet growing demand.

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