DHL and Sasol join HH2E on sustainable aviation fuel journey
The leading global aircraft manufacturer Airbus could also potentially join the group.
As the world’s leading logistics group, DHL Group operates an extensive express network with over 300 aircraft and maintains air cargo hubs at Leipzig/Halle Airport, Germany, in Cincinnati, USA, and in Hong Kong.
In its sustainability roadmap, the conglomerate has committed to using more than 30% SAF blends in its air freight business by 2030.
DHL Group is expected to be a significant offtaker of the eSAF produced through this joint project.
The potential eSAF production facility will be strategically located in eastern Germany, ensuring convenient supply to airports, including Leipzig/Halle.
HH2E is emerging as a trailblazer in Germany’s green energy sector. Leveraging cutting-edge technologies, the company can transform intermittent inputs from renewable energy —especially excess power from solar and wind sources—into a consistent green hydrogen output.
The partners’ planning envisages an anticipated production of at least 200,000 tonnes of eSAF per year, with the potential to scale up to 500,000 tonnes per year. With the initially planned quantity, it is estimated that 632,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions can be reduced annually. The potential total reduction in CO2 emissions could reach approximately 1.58 million tonnes when the project achieves its full capacity.