Emirates on greener road journeys for crews in Dubai – Biofuels International Magazine

Emirates has revealed that nearly a third of its dedicated fleet of transport buses for cabin crew in Dubai will now operate on biofuel.
The airline’s contracted service provider, Al Wegdaniyah, has committed to operating all road trips with biodiesel provided by Neutral Fuels, one of the UAE’s leading producers of biofuels.
Emirates commissions a fleet of nearly four dozen buses in Dubai, to shuttle its cabin crew between their homes and the workplace, clocking an average of 700,000 kilometres in a normal month. Similar to operations in the air, route and schedule planning for ground transport is also an important aspect to maximise transport efficiency and reduce emissions.
The estimated carbon dioxide savings from this initiative alone is 75,000 kg annually.
Karl Feilder, CEO of Neutral Fuels, said that this was in line with the energy-related sustainability goals that the UAE has committed to achieve by 2050.
He said: “Using biofuel reduces greenhouse gases and other pollutants, and the change can be easily made because switching from fossil fuel to biofuel requires no modification to diesel engines. It has a positive effect on engines because its lubricating properties help prevent premature wear and failure, and it even acts as a detergent in fuel systems, removing sludge deposits which improves efficiency and reduces maintenance costs.”

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