With an aim toward advancing the availability of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Canada, fuel provider SkyNRG has partnered with several industry stakeholders, including the Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), a non-profit funded by the Canadian government and the country’s aerospace industry; Waterfall Group; and the Vancouver Airport Authority to launch BioPort YVR.
The new organization will consider the viability of implementing regional supply chains to distribute SAF at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Canada’s second busiest airport, and its surrounding British Columbia aviation gateways. Its first step will be a comprehensive feasibility study commissioned by GARDN that brings together SAF initiative development and airport sustainability experts. The report is due in March 2020, after which project partners will develop a series of recommendations for the introduction of SAF at YVR.
Additionally, Canada-based charter operator NovaJet Aviation recently announced it would partner with carbon offset provider TerraPass to allow its clients to purchase credits to offset the carbon footprint of their private flights.
“By partnering with TerraPass, we are ensuring that contributions go towards research and environmental initiatives aimed at a long-term approach to sustainability, said NovaJet president and CEO Phillip Babbitt.