Nordic Energy Research (NER) together with Nordic Initiative for Sustainable Aviation (NISA) hosted this conference to explore how various initiatives and policy frameworks can enable increased use of sustainable jet fuels.


Introduction Svend Søyland, Senior Adviser Nordic Energy Research

Sustainable fuels and the Norwegian Transport Plan, Tove Kristin Flølo, Director General, Ministry of Transportation, Norway.

Aviation biofuels and state aid regulations Fabian Kaisen, ESA Deputy Director EFTA Surveillance Authority.

Proposal for a Norwegian CO2 Fund, Torbjørn Lothe, CEO, Federation of Norwegian Aviation Industries.

Market driven opportunities: Prequalification, tenders, supplier requirements, Anne Dorthe Fethers, Clean, Denmark

Climate-KIC AMICa –Advanced Mapping of Industrial Capabilities for Climate Pedro Parraguez, Researcher DTU

Public procurement and Public Private PartnershipsKristine Lindberg, Coordinator Green Procurement Deputy Director General, DIFI-Norway.

Meta-standard for sustainable alternative jet fuels. Sacha Aberici, Senior Researcher Ecofys.

Fuel producers perspectiveTurkka Saari, Commercial Development Manager, NESTE Status on Sustainable aviation fuel.

IATA perspective, Thomas Roetger, Assistant Director, Environment Technology, IATA. Airline manufacturers and International views

Airplane producers perspective: Thieerry Nowaczyk, Director Environmental Affairs Europe Airbus and Darrin Morgan, Director, Sustainable Biofuel Strategy, Boeing (presentations without PPT.)

Why this Conference?

The aviation industry aims to stabilise CO2 emissions at 2020 levels and requiring airlines to offset the growth of their emissions after 2020. One of the measures required is increasing the use of sustainable jet fuel. Development, production and supply of sustainable jet fuel involves many sectors and actors. There is a need to think across both Ministries, business models and national borders. Being in forefront of these developments will attract investments, create clean technology solutions and new jobs.

Key recommendations considered:

  1. Properly include aviation in National Energy Plans for EU (winter package) /RED 2
  2. Encourage corporate, private and public use of sustainable jet fuels
  3. Include sustainable jet fuel in public procurement with sustainability criteria (military (fuel) and public entities (flights)
  4. Explore opportunities public-private partnerships to establish fund, grant, pilot/demo plants.
  5. Develop Nordic joint tender process for sustainable jet fuels

Relevant reports:

Sustainable Jetfuels for Aviation 2016

Swedavia Report

Finland: State Action plan International Aviation and CO2 emissions

Avinor reports:  Press release (in English)

Bærekraftig Drivstoff til luftfart Status 2017 (in Norwegian) 

Bærekraftig og Samfunnsnyttig Luftfart (in Norwegian)

OECD report on; There Role of Public Procurement in Low-carbon Innovation