Dublin Airport powers refuelling trucks with HVO

Vehicles supplying fuel to aircraft at Dublin Airport will run on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), saving up to 1,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

Picture credit: Exolum

The switch was made possible after airport operator daa teamed up with logistics partner Exolum to refit the fuel supply station at the airport’s fuel farm.

Using HVO will mean 300,000 fewer litres of diesel will be used at Dublin Airport by trucks supplying fuel to aircraft on the airfield.

Andrea Carroll, Group Head of Sustainability at daa, said: “Having this new sustainable fuel supply station in place is a major step towards a carbon emissions-free Dublin Airport. The switch to HVO from diesel has the potential to remove around 1,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, bringing Dublin Airport one step closer to its goal of net zero emissions by 2050.”

Diego Abajo, Dublin Airport Manager of Exolum, added: “We cannot achieve a sustainable future without working together. Both companies have sustainability goals, and this project was a great example of collaboration that has been mutually beneficial not only to Exolum and daa, but also to the airlines and the into-plane service companies who operate at Dublin Airport who will also benefit from this positive change.”

HVO is made from plant waste, oils and fats offering a 90% reduction in emissions compared to diesel and is a popular option for decarbonisation where electric vehicles are not practical.

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