dnata and ExxonMobil trial renewable diesel at Changi Airport

dnata and ExxonMobil have started a six-month trial to fuel 12 airside vehicles and generator sets with renewable diesel at Singapore Changi Airport.

The trial uses Esso Renewable Diesel R20 made with a minimum of 20% renewable content and lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are estimated to be 15.4% lower than conventional diesel.

dnata is the first ground handler at Changi Airport to use renewable diesel with partial funding provided by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) as part of its Aviation Sustainability Programme.

If successful, the trial could be rolled out to 200 airside vehicles and generator sets across dnata’s ground handling and cargo operations.

Charles Galloway, Regional CEO, Airport Operations – Asia Pacific at dnata, said: “We are delighted to partner with ExxonMobil for this significant trial. dnata remains at the forefront of ground handling services in Singapore, with ongoing investments in cleaner-energy equipment and infrastructure. We look forward to working with ExxonMobil and CAAS to further reduce our carbon footprint throughout this trial, and beyond.”

Mabel Leung, Asia Pacific Fuels Sales Director at ExxonMobil, added: “We are excited to collaborate with dnata to provide Esso Renewable Diesel R20 in support of dnata’s sustainability goals. Renewable diesel is an engine-ready GHG emission-reduction solution that leverages our existing supply capabilities to customers. The partnership reflects our ability to offer lower GHG emission solutions for the transportation sector, in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.”

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