19 AUGUST 2019


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Article from BTNews 19 AUGUST 2019

Finnair biofuel breakthrough

The first two flights using biofuel produced from used cooking oil in a new carbon-cutting initiative from Finnair called Push for Change have been operated over the San Francisco – Helsinki route.

Senior vice-president communications and corporate responsibility Arja Suominen said the flights used a biofuel mix of 12%, reducing the total C02 emissions by some 32 tons.

She added: “The launch of Push for Change was an important step for Finnair to give passengers the chance to offset or decrease the emissions from their travel conveniently and we have been pleased with the early phases of the initiative so far.”

Finnair’s biofuels partners in San Francisco are SkyNRG and World Energy; Shell Aviation has provided logistics and supply chain support for the project.

The sustainable biofuel is produced from used cooking oil in California, which does not compete with food production or the agriculture industry.

Push for Change invites passengers to offset the CO2 emissions of their flights by donating €1 for a round trip within Finland, €2 for a round trip within Europe or €6 for an intercontinental round trip. Donations go to an emissions reduction project in Mozambique.


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