Norway to Legislate Biofuels Blending for Aviation FuelThursday, November 15, 2018
The Norwegian government has announced that airlines operating in Norway must blend 0.5% advanced biofuel with aviation fuel from 2020, reported Oils & Fats International last week. “The government’s goal is that by 2030, 30% of the airline fuel will be sustainable with a good climate effect,” the Ministry of Climate and Environment said last month. “This corresponds to around 6M litres of what is also known as second-generation biofuels, a product of waste and leftovers, and cannot be based on palm oil,” Norway’s Climate and Environment Minister Ola Elvestuen told Reuters.
Elvestuen said Norway’s move to legislate biofuels use in aviation could be the first in the world. Elvestuen said the quota could correspond to a price increase for airlines of around 54 million Norwegian crowns (US$6.6M) annually.” Finnish biofuels producer Neste said there would be enough capacity to supply the renewable jet fuel volumes needed to Norway.