First “green” intercontinental flight thanks to the biofuel agreement between Silvateam and Air France-KLM

First “green” intercontinental flight thanks to the biofuel agreement between Silvateam and Air France-KLM
First “green” intercontinental flight thanks to the biofuel agreement between Silvateam and Air France-KLM

You fly clean. Thanks to the agreement signed between Air France-KLM and Silvateam for the development of biofuel. The first green intercontinental flight has become a reality: from Paris to Montreal thanks to Sustainable Aviation Fuel, the program launched by Air France-KLM to propose companies to play an active role in the future of sustainable travel. And this thanks to the know-how developed over the years by Silvateam of San Michele Mondovi: the world leader in the reconversion of tannin in the circular economy.


Air France-KLM plane in a stock photo

Today, sustainable aviation fuels can be made from waste oils, waste products and forest residues. And their use can reduce emissions by up to 80% compared to conventional fuel. “Supporting the introduction of a less polluting biofuel is an action in favor of sustainability that goes alongside those already implemented, among which I like to recall the revaluation of all production waste in a perfect logic of circular economy that allows the production of leather in a more sustainable way », declared Alessandro Battaglia, Silvateam president.

First “green” intercontinental flight thanks to the biofuel agreement between Silvateam and Air France-KLM


“The production of sustainable aviation fuels is critical to achieving CO₂ reduction targets in our industry and agreements such as the one with Silvateam help us achieve them faster. The recent SAF-powered flight from Paris to Montreal is the tangible result of our commitment, ”added Stefan Vanovermeir, General Manager Air France-KLM East Mediterranean.

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