Case study

SHV Energy, SkyNRG and KLM announce a project to build first European plant for sustainable aviation fuel

SHV Energy has invested in a new plant for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that will be developed by SkyNRG. SHV Energy will purchase the BioLPG that is produced.

This is the first dedicated plant for the production of SAF, which will be located in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. It will specialise in producing SAF, bioLPG and naphtha, primarily using regional waste and residue streams as feedstock. Other partners of the project are KLM, Schiphol, NV NOM and GROEIfonds.

Sustainable aviation fuel is a necessary short-term option the commercial aviation industry has, to reduce CO2 emissions in the short term, in addition to fleet renewal and operational efficiency gains. However, not enough sustainable kerosene is currently being produced. The new production plant is a SkyNRG project, called DSL-01, and will be dedicated to production of sustainable aviation fuel. From 2022, the plant will produce 100,000 tonnes of SAF annually, as well as 15,000 tonnes of bioLPG for SHV Energy, as a by-product. It will mean a CO2 reduction of 270,000 tonnes a year for the aviation industry. This is an important step for the industry to accommodate the need for carbon emission reduction on the one hand, and the increasing demand for sustainable aviation fuel on the other.