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Port of Amsterdam, SkyNRG, and KLM launch Synkero, a new startup for synthetic fuels

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February 09, 2021
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The announcement was made during the European Conference for Sustainable Aviation (SAF), which also saw Shell's entry into the synthetic fuels space. Synkero aims to build a commercial-scale synthetic aviation fuel plant at the Port of Amsterdam by 2027, producing 50,000 tons of fuel from CO2 and hydrogen – the fuel will then be piped to Schiphol Airport. The startup is a project integrator and does not develop its own technology – we expect the company to announce new technology partners in the near future. The economics of synthetic fuels remain challenging, but they remain the best technology available to decarbonize the global aviation sector due to the limited supply of bio-based fuels. 

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