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IAG Cargo and KN to use first UK-produced SAF

[ May 19, 2022   //   ]

Kuehne + Nagel has partnered with IAG Cargo buy 8 million litres of the first UK-produced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Phillips 66 Limited’s Humber Refinery.

It is scheduled to be delivered throughout 2022 as part of IAG Cargo and Kuehne+Nagel’s commitment to decarbonising air cargo

The fuel is produced from used cooking oil and food waste, and can reduce CO2 emissions by over 90% compared to traditional jet fuel, remove approximately 18,300 tonnes or the equivalent of 150 British Airways flights between London and New York. 

IAG was the first European airline group to commit to 10% of its fuel to be SAF by 2030.  SAF can reduce carbon emissions by over 90% and is widely recognised as the most effective measure to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of air cargo.

IAG Cargo chief commercial officer, John Cheetham commented: “Sustainable aviation fuels are supporting the industry to significantly lower carbon emissions and we know reducing carbon footprint is important for our customers, colleagues and partners.

“I’m delighted that we are once again collaborating with Kuehne+Nagel. This is an important next step in our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment. Partnerships like these are key as we continue to look at ways to support sustainable air cargo.”

Kuehne+Nagel board member responsible for Air Logistics, Yngve Ruud, said: “We continue to prioritise measures that facilitate a transition to a low-carbon business model, ours and our customers’. By securing another significant amount of Sustainable Aviation Fuel together with IAG Cargo, we are reaffirming our commitment to the long-term transformation of the industry and readiness to drive it.”

IAG Cargo first partnered with Kuehne+Nagel last year to power 16 charter flights from Stuttgart to Atlanta. The forwarder has so far sourced 21 million litres of SAF to help its customers reduce CO2 emissions of their air freight globally.

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