• Caryn Livingston

Lavazza joins KLM’s corporate biofuel program

From left: Mario Cerutti, chief institutionals relations & sustainability officer, Lavazza, and Barry ter Voert, senior vice president Europe, Air France-KLM. Photo/KLM

Dutch airline KLM and coffee producer Lavazza signed an agreement making Lavazza the first Italian company to join KLM’s corporate biofuel program. The program aims to increase business support for the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by ensuring that some of the corporate travel by KLM’s partners utilizes SAF. Partners in the corporate program pay a surcharge that covers the cost difference between the higher priced biofuel and traditional jet fuel.

KLM said there is a real desire to make logistics operations more sustainable within its own organization and in companies across sectors.

“We are happy to enter into partnerships with companies to stimulate the availability of sustainable aviation fuel on a large scale as it makes the price more economically competitive with that of fossil kerosene,” said Barry ter Voert, senior vice president for Europe at Air France-KLM, in a statement.

The higher price of biofuels has hampered their headway into the market, a problem the KLM corporate program is working to address. KLM, which sources its SAF from SkyNRG, recently partnered with Neste for its corporate biofuel program and also to source SAF for its flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).


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