DHL Express signs up for SAF at East Midlands

By Damian Brett

Deutsche Post DHL has agreed a partnership with Neste to supply the DHL Express division with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at the UK’s East Midlands Airport.

In total, DHL will purchase SAF worth more than €60m by mid-2022, which it claimed would reduce around 70,000 tons of CO2.

“This is a first step for the Group to reach its ambitious 2030 target of meeting at least 30 per cent of its fuel needs in aviation through sustainable fuels,” the company said.

The renewable fuel is produced from Used Cooking Oil (UCO), while avoiding palm oil.

“The investment will enable DHL to transport 1,500 tons of air freight weekly in a more sustainable way from the UK on around 165 European and 35 intercontinental flights,” DHL added.

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