Swedavia Aims for a Sustainable Business Travel

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The airport operator, Swedavia, continues to help the aviation industry move toward a low-carbon future by setting up an annual public tender for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This is done to encourage environmentally friendly business travel.

The public tender organised by Swedavia allows not only Swedavia but also other companies and organisations to reduce the climate footprint of their business trips. SAF has the potential to cut carbon dioxide emissions from jet fuel by up to 80% over its entire life cycle compared to regular jet fuel.

By taking part in the public tender, businesses and organisations can buy SAF and make their business travel less harmful to the environment. The 2023 public tender will begin in January, and Swedavia is encouraging more organisations to participate in the tender and help promote the use of sustainable aviation fuel.

Since 2016, Swedavia has been carrying out an annual public tender for SAF to reduce the lifecycle climate emissions associated with all of the company's own business trips. The public tender is also open to other organisations and companies, allowing them to participate and reduce the environmental impact of their business travel.

In previous years, several organisations and companies participated in the public tender, such as the national emergency services provider SOS Alarm and the Gotland County Administration. The Port of Gothenburg also participated in the tender.

The public tender organised by Swedavia in 2022 resulted in the purchase of nearly 170 tonnes of fossil-free sustainable aviation fuel, the majority of which was used by Swedavia. This amount of fuel corresponds to approximately 3,000 round-trip passenger flights between Stockholm and Berlin and resulted in an estimated emission reduction of roughly 500 tonnes of carbon dioxide compared to regular jet fuel. The majority of the sustainable aviation fuel was refuelled at Stockholm Arlanda Airport between December 25 and December 29.

The 2023 public tender for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will begin in January, and more organisations will have the opportunity to participate and contribute to the transition towards more sustainable business travel.

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Source: Swedavia