LOT Polish Airlines plans to fuel its aircraft with sustainably produced kerosene. Therefore, the Polish national flag carrier has signed a cooperation agreement with the Polish multi-energy group PKN ORLEN.
PKN ORLEN is building a production plant in the town of Plock to convert hydrogenated vegetable oils (HVO) into biofuels or biocomponents for jet fuel. Vegetable oils, used vegetable cooking oils and algae oils are used for this. After its completion, the plant will produce some 300,000 tons of HVO per year, which already corresponds to half of the fuels produced by the ORLEN Group today.
Thanks to this cooperation, LOT Polish Airlines will receive sustainably produced aviation fuel (SAF). With the help of SAF, life cycle emissions can be reduced by up to 80 percent compared to conventional kerosene.
The SAF purchase agreement is an important step for LOT Polish Airlines towards greater sustainability and environmental protection in air transport, also in the context of IATA’s NetZero resolution to make commercial air traffic CO2 neutral. by the year 2050. Rafal Milczarski, President and CEO of LOT Polish Airlines, said: “We see the trust placed in us by our passengers as an honor and an obligation. We not only want to provide you with the highest safety standards and comfortable air transportation. We also want to make an important contribution to the preservation and protection of the environment. That is why I am very pleased with the cooperation with PKN ORLEN, as the production of kerosene from renewable raw materials represents another initiative with which LOT Polish Airlines is reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”