KLM has carried out the first passenger flight in the Netherlands to be powered partly by synthetic kerosene.
The Boeing 737 flight, from Amsterdam to Madrid, used 500 litres of sustainable kerosene produced by Shell. The fuel is based on CO2, water and renewable energy from sun and wind.
The trial came as start-up company Synkero announced it was collaborating with Port of Amsterdam, Schiphol, KLM and SkyNRG on the realisation of a commercial synthetic sustainable kerosene factory at Amsterdam port.
Another initiative is the construction of a demonstration factory in Rotterdam for sustainable kerosene using captured CO2 from the air as a raw material.