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the Norwegian airport operator Avinor and the biofuel specialist SkyNRG have joined forces to offer jet biofuel to the airlines at Gardermoen Airport. For the duration of one year, Air BP Aviation will feed 1.25 million liters of sustainably produced and appropriately certi ed biofuel into the tanks at Oslo Airport. During this time, about 5,000 ights operated by the airlines of the Lufthansa Group will y on a mix of biokero- sene and conventional jet fuel. This applies to Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Germanwings and Brussels Airlines. Research Institute for Materials, Fuels and Lubricants (see page 55, Balance 2014). The two partners have gained important insights into the blending characteristics of conventional fossil kerosene types and various new biokerosenes in the context of this project. The nal report is expected in 2016. Moreover, the nal report of the Lufthansa-coordinated research project “BurnFAIR” was published in June 2014. Since January 22, 2016, the Lufthansa Group has been refueling its aircraft at Oslo Airport with a fuel mix that contains 5 percent of biokerosene. Air BP Aviation, project “BurnFAIR – Potentials of alternative fuels in operational conditions” (see time- line). In addition to its own research work, the aviation group has been actively com- mitted for many years to a number of initiatives such as aireg (Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany) and SAFUG (Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group). In February 2015, an interim report was pub- lished for the EU research project “Blend- ing study”, an initiative jointly launched in 2013 and since carried out by the Lufthansa Group and the German Armed Forces’ An interim report is published for the EU research project “Blending Study”, launched in 2013. February 2015 January 2016 All Lufthansa Group aircraft taking off in Oslo throughout the year are to y with a biofuel blend of 5 percent. Lufthansa s rst European scheduled ight is operated using a 10-percent blend of the sugar-based biofuel component Farnesan. The nal report for the research project “BurnFAIR”, which was coordinated by the Lufthansa Group, is published. Sustainability Report Balance // Issue 2016 // Lufthansa Group // 47

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