Ground handling vehicles and equipment at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to operate on Neste MY Renewable Diesel
All diesel-powered ground handling vehicles and equipment at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport will be running on Neste MY Renewable DieselTM (produced from 100% renewable raw materials) from January 2023 onwards.
Schiphol airport has around 1,900 ground-handling vehicles that are fuelled by KLM Equipment Services (KES). KES is the fuel supplier for all vehicles and machinery ranging from vans, cars, pushback trucks and tractors to more specialised ground support equipment such as container loaders, conveyor belt loaders, catering highlifts, aircraft fuel dispensers, passenger steps and ground power units. From January 2023, Neste MY Renewable DieselTM will be supplied to KES through Neste’s distribution partner EG Group.
“This is a significant step on the way towards a zero-emission ground operation in 2030. The vehicles for which there are currently no electric or hydrogen alternatives available can run on renewable diesel. Everyone on airside, where the loads are moved to or from the aircraft, is making use of it, including Aviapartner, dnata, Menzies, Swissport, KLM Ground Services and Viggo. We’re pleased about that. It’s also important that we all continue to expand the number of electric vehicles at Schiphol. We are also going to considerably expand the number of charging stations,” says Denise Pronk, responsible for sustainability at Royal Schiphol Group, operating the Schiphol airport.
Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ is made from 100% renewable raw materials. It is a drop-in fuel that can be used without modifications being made to existing energy systems, fuel distribution infrastructures or any vehicles and machines.