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Deutsche Post DHL Group has announced a new deal with oil refining company Neste that the company says will save 70,000 tons of carbon dioxide.

The Group is investing approximately €60 million by mid-2022 in Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for the DHL Express fleet at its East Midlands Hub.

SAF is part renewable and produced from used cooking oil rather than palm oil. DHL will be able to transport 1,500 tons of weekly air freight using the fuel, for almost 200 weekly intra-European and intercontinental flights.

DHL Express Boeing 777 freighter
Credit: Deutsche Post DHL Group

Deutsche Post DHL Group announced the deal at the COP26 climate conference, suggesting that the deal would help them to reach its target of using at least 30% sustainable aviation fuel by 2030, and zero logistics-related emissions by 2050.

The company also said this was in line with its commitment to the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign, which is a response to calls from climate scientists to limit global heating to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, in order to avoid its worst effects.

The Group is making use of the UK government’s Renewable Transport Fuel Certificate (RTFC) incentive programme.

Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group

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