Kuehne+Nagel and American Airlines Agree to Deploy 11 million liters of Sustainable Fuel

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Kuehne+Nagel and American Airlines Agree to Deploy 11 million liters of Sustainable Fuel

Kuehne+Nagel and American Airlines have entered into an agreement to deploy more than 11 million liters of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

This means that 11 million liters (3 million gallons) of SAF would enable a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner passenger aircraft to fly 25 times carbon neutral around the world or transport 13 million kg of cargo from London to Dallas on a Boeing 777F cargo aircraft.

Yngve Ruud, Member of the Management Board of Kuehne+Nagel, responsible for Air Logistics, comments: “The demand for environmentally friendly air logistics services is certainly on the rise. Through the innovative collaboration with American Airlines, we commit to support our customers` sustainability ambitions and contribute to the development and widespread use of alternative aviation fuels. We encourage all the industry stakeholders to join us in bringing carbon neutral flying one step closer.”

“We are excited to partner with Kuehne+Nagel in our effort to reduce the impact of aviation on our planet,” said Jessica Tyler, President of American Airlines Cargo and Vice President of Operations Innovation & Delivery. “This market-based solution will help create a cleaner supply chain and is aimed at accelerating our transition to a low-carbon future.”

SAF is one element to mitigate aviation’s impact on climate change. While the carbon lifecycle of fossil fuels is linear and releases additional CO2 emissions, the carbon lifecycle of SAF is circular aimed at re-using waste or biomass and emissions produced. The result of SAF use is a significantly reduced amount of additional carbon introduced into the global carbon cycle of at least 75%. To ensure full carbon neutrality when using SAF, the remaining CO2 emissions generated during production, processing and transport of SAF can be avoided by overcompensating the amount of jet fuel kerosene replaced by SAF up to a ratio of 1:1.33 or offset via Kuehne+Nagel through carbon reduction projects that carry currently the highest quality certification “Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)” and/or “Gold Standard (GS)”.

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