Schiphol powers vehicles with Neste MY Renewable Diesel

Written by: James Muir |
Picture credit: Royal Schiphol Group
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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has started using Neste MY Renewable Diesel to power all of its diesel-powered ground handling vehicles and machinery.

Around 1,900 vehicles at the airport including cars, vans, pushback tractors and trucks and specialised ground support like conveyor belt loaders, pallet and container loaders, catering highlifts, aircraft fuel dispensers, passenger steps and ground power units are powered by diesel.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is being supplied via Neste’s distribution partner, EG Group, to KLM Equipment Services, the fuel supplier for vehicles and machinery at Schiphol with a fuel station and three fuel trucks operating 7 days a week.

Paul Feldbrugge, responsible for the Zero Emissions Programme within KES, said: “At the moment, 40% of the motorised equipment at the airport runs on electricity. And that number will increase over the coming years. However, for a number of specialist heavy vehicles, it is a technical challenge to develop a battery with sufficient capacity that can also be charged quickly enough. Using Neste MY Renewable Diesel is therefore a good solution currently.”

Peter Zonneveld, Vice President Sales Renewable Road Transportation at Neste, said: “With KLM Equipment Services now starting to use our Neste MY Renewable Diesel for all diesel-powered ground handling vehicles and machinery at the airport, our contribution to Schiphol's sustainability targets significantly increases. With Neste MY Renewable Diesel, the greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by as much as 75% to 95% when emissions over the fuel's life cycle are compared with fossil diesel. Companies can reduce their climate emissions in an instant by just changing to Neste MY Renewable Diesel.”

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