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Cologne Bonn Airport switches to Neste renewable diesel

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Cologne Bonn Airport has switched to Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ in its diesel-powered ground fleet. Neste's renewable diesel (also known as HVO100) is made from 100% renewable raw materials.

The renewable diesel can be used for powering large and heavy vehicles such as the airport’s fire trucks, which are not easy to electrify.

In total, switching to renewable diesel will allow the airport to save almost 3000 tpy of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually compared to the use of fossil diesel. By using Neste MY Renewable Diesel, GHG emissions are reduced by as much as 90% over the life cycle of the fuel compared to fossil diesel.

“The use of renewable fuel is another important building block and a very important addition to our concept for climate-friendly mobility,” says Thilo Schmid, CEO of Cologne Bonn Airport GmbH. “For some vehicles, diesel propulsion is still the necessary standard, e.g. 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,” says Schmid.

Cologne Bonn Airport was one of the first German airports to offer Neste MY sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) 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 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.

Peter Zonneveld, Vice President, Sales, Renewable Road Transportation, Neste, said: “We are very pleased with Cologne Bonn Airport's decision to now also use 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.”

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