Vehicles that supply fuel to aircraft at Dublin Airport are to be powered by more environmentally friendly HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) after airport operator daa partnered with Exolum to refit the fuel supply station at the airport fuel farm.

Exolum said the switch to HVO would mean 300,000 fewer litres of diesel will be used at Dublin Airport by the fleet of trucks that supply fuel to aircraft on the airfield.
Group head of sustainability at daa, Andrea Carroll, 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.”
HVO is a low-carbon biofuel made from plant waste, oils and fats making it a more sustainable option with up to 90 percent less emissions than diesel.
Diego Abajo, Dublin Airport manager of Exolum, added: “We cannot achieve a sustainable future without working together. We both 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.”

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