IAG Cargo fuels ground fleet with HVO

IAG Cargo has completed the transition from diesel to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to fuel its ground vehicles at London Heathrow Airport.

HVO is a drop-in replacement for diesel made from plant waste and fully renewable materials, which has a significant impact on net carbon emissions.

For IAG Cargo, using HVO will reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% including reductions in nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM).

The reductions will reduce IAG Cargo’s Scope 1 emissions by approximately 50%.

David Rose, Director of London Operations at IAG Cargo, said: “Transitioning our fleet of ground vehicles from diesel to HVO showcases our commitment to sustainable operations. This move to HVO for our large fleet at London Heathrow is just one of the actions we are taking to reach our goal of net-zero by 2050 and will pave the way for a more sustainable future at IAG Cargo.”

IAG Cargo is looking at other measures to reduce the carbon impact from its global fleet including additional electric vehicles and streamlining the number of vehicles in operation.

The ground fleet consists of vehicles from small vans to large tugs which tow trailers carrying cargo.

The transition to HVO was completed last month (March 2024) and the benefits of HVO will be measured in the coming months.

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