German airport switches entire ground fleet to run on renewable diesel

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Cologne Bonn Airport has switched its diesel-powered ground fleet to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel™.
Neste's renewable diesel (also known as HVO100) is made from 100% renewable raw materials and can power large and heavy vehicles such as the airport’s fire trucks.
In total, switching to Neste MY Renewable Diesel will allow the airport to save almost 3,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) annually compared to the use of fossil diesel.
“The use of renewable fuel is another important building block and a very important addition to our concept for climate-friendly mobility,” said Thilo Schmid, CEO of Cologne Bonn Airport.
“For some vehicles, diesel propulsion is still the necessary standard, for example, for the very large and heavy vehicles used by the airport’s fire department. For these, Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a solution enabling immediate decarbonisation.”
Cologne Bonn Airport was one of the first German airports to offer Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ to airlines in 2021 enabling them to reduce carbon emissions from flights departing Cologne Bonn Airport.
It is now the only airport in Germany where sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Neste is available for airlines, while at the same time the airport uses Neste MY Renewable Diesel for its own diesel-powered ground fleet.
“We are very pleased with Cologne Bonn Airport's decision to now also use Neste MY Renewable Diesel for all diesel-powered vehicles at the airport in addition to providing Neste’s SAF to airlines as well as cargo and business aviation customers. By providing these renewable products at Cologne Bonn Airport, we at Neste are happy to be able to make a valuable contribution to the airport's own sustainability goals,” added Peter Zonneveld, vice-president sales of Neste's renewable road transportation business.

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