Effective today, approximately 40 ground transport vehicles in the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and KLM fleet are powered by 100% BioDiesel.
Both parties are investing efforts in introducing more sustainable transport vehicles at the airport, where a number of electrically-powered vehicles are also already in use. However, as electric power is not currently suitable for all vehicle types, the use of BioDiesel presents a sustainable alternative. The BioDiesel that Schiphol and KLM will be using for ground transportation consists of 100% spent cooking oil and contains no fossil fuels. The supplier, SkyNRG, also supplies sustainable kerosene for aircraft flown by KLM, Thomson Airways and Finnair.
‘By using 100% BioDiesel in our vehicles we are injecting a powerful impetus in the advancement of sustainable enterprise at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. We have formulated the ambition of running a CO2-neutral operation by 2012, and investment in sustainable mobility is one way in which we will achieve this’, explains Ad Rutten, Executive Vice President & COO of Schiphol Group.
Over the next four months, some 40 airport vehicles will be running on 100% BioDiesel. These include tractors and catering, bird control, lease and delivery vans. If the pilot proves a success within those four months, additional vehicles will be switched over to BioDiesel.