In the future, so-called HVO diesel will be used in apron vehicles at Cologne/Bonn Airport. This is fuel made from hydrogenated vegetable oils derived from residual and waste materials. The aim is to save around 3.000 tons of carbon dioxide per year.
"The use of renewable fuel is another important building block and a very useful addition to our concept for climate-friendly mobility," says Thilo Schmid, CEO of Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH. "For years now, we have been increasingly using vehicles and devices with electric drives and replacing older models. At the beginning of the year, for example, we put fully electric articulated buses into operation. In some areas, a diesel drive is still decisive and necessary, for example in the very large and heavy vehicles used by the airport fire brigade. In these cases, the HVO diesel is a very good solution.”