LOT Polish Airways is planning to gas its plane with sustainably produced kerosene. Subsequently, Poland’s nationwide flag service has now signed a cooperation settlement with Polish multi-energy group PKN ORLEN.
PKN ORLEN is constructing a manufacturing plant within the metropolis of Plock to transform hydrogenated vegetable oils (HVO) into biofuel or bio-components for aviation gas. Vegetable oils, used vegetable cooking oils and algae oils are used for this objective. After its completion, the plant will produce round 300,000 tonnes of HVO yearly, which already corresponds to half of the fuels produced by the ORLEN Group at present.
Due to this cooperation, LOT Polish Airways will obtain sustainably produced aviation gas (SAF). With the assistance of SAF, life cycle emissions might be diminished by as much as 80 per cent in comparison with standard kerosene.
The settlement to buy SAF is a crucial step for LOT Polish Airways in the direction of extra sustainability and environmental safety in air transport, additionally in opposition to the background of the IATA decision NetZero to make business air visitors CO2-neutral by the yr 2050. Rafal Milczarski, President and CEO of LOT Polish Airways, stated: “We see the belief positioned in us by our passengers as each an honour and an obligation. We not solely wish to present them with the very best security requirements and comfy air transportation. We additionally need make an vital contribution to the preservation and safety of the surroundings. That’s the reason I’m more than happy concerning the cooperation with PKN ORLEN because the manufacturing of kerosene from renewable uncooked supplies represents one other initiative with which LOT Polish Airways is lowering greenhouse gasoline emissions.”