There has been an agreement between the two companies, Kuehne+Nagel and Lufthansa Cargo, for the marketing and usage of liquid power aviation fuel.
They have committed to acquire 20 tonnes of synthetic crude oil per year from Werlte/Emsland in Germany to support the world’s first synthetic crude oil facility. Synthetic fuel generated from it is considered as the fuel of the future, helping reduce carbon footprints in future aviation engines. The Werlte factory is managed by the Bonn non-profit atmosfair.
We see the key to reducing our emissions in aircraft operations in the discovery and application of synthetic, long-term aviation fuels,” stated Dorothea von Boxberg, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo. Being a pioneer in power-to-liquid technology with Kuehne+Nagel gives us great pride and demonstrates our commitment to combating climate change.”
“I am pleased to see that synthetic SAF has now come as the long-term answer for aviation,” said Yngve Ruud, a Kuehne+Nagel Air Logistics board member. As a result, we are demonstrating to our industry peers and customers our commitment to a future low-carbon economy.
Atmosfair, a Berlin-based environment charity, has built its syncrude plant. Syncrude is a liquid power alternative to crude oil. This crude oil is refined north of Hamburg and transported to Hamburg Airport. The earliest industrial factory in Germany. Atmosfair expects regular functioning in Q1 2022.
Because they may be generated indefinitely, electricity-based fuels are considered a long-term alternative to traditional paraffin or biogenic SAF.